Marcelo Tosatti released 2.4.23-rc3, likely the final 2.4.23 release candidate. Referring to his comment that rc2 would probably become the final version of 2.4.23 [story], Marcelo explained, "a few critical problems showed up, so here is -rc3." If no additional critical issues are found, we can expect this to soon become the official 2.4.23 release.
Some of the more significant changes in 2.4.23 over 2.4.22 include: numerous networking updates [story]; DRM support for XFree86 v4.3.0 and above [story]; significant updates to the VM including the removal of the OOM killer [story]; several ACPI fixes [story] [story] [story] [story]; support for "laptop mode" [story]; and a large assortment of other updates and fixes. Also during this release cycle, 2.4 kernel maintainer Marcelo Tosatti moved to a new employer [story].
Read on for the complete changelog which lists the specific changes since -rc2.
From: Marcelo Tosatti [email blocked] To: linux-kernel Subject: Linux 2.4.23-rc3 Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 16:40:42 -0200 (BRST) Hi, A few critical problems showed up, so here is -rc3. Summary of changes from v2.4.23-rc2 to v2.4.23-rc3 ============================================ <amir.noam:intel.com>: o [bonding] fix creation of /proc/net/bonding dir <debian:abeckmann.de>: o [SPARC]: Make check_asm.sh not get confused by .section .note.GNU-stack output by newer gcc <len.brown:intel.com>: o [ACPI] "pci=noacpi" -- replace two sets of flags with one: acpi_noirq o [ACPI] "pci=noacpi" -- 2.4.23 specific part of previous 2.4.22 fix <marcelo:logos.cnet>: o Changed EXTRAVERSION to -rc3 David Engebretsen: o Put autoconsole option at the front of the cmd line o Fix comment to reflect correct file name o fix byte order in comparison Ed Vance: o Fix ST16C654 UART support broke by ELAN patches Herbert Xu: o [netdrvr tg3] fix BCM5705 pending-RX count (was 64, now 63) Matthew Wilcox: o Fix panic-at-boot Paul Mackerras: o PPC64: Update the _syscallN macros to indicate the correct clobbers o PPC64: Ensure we get the correct error_code passed to do_page_fault o PPC64: Fix alignment in vmlinux.lds o PPC64: Make kernel RAM user-inaccessible on iSeries o PPC64: Fix compilation of sys_ppc32.c