Older Linux kernel is updated

Those Linux users sticking with the tried-and-true Version 2.4 of the operating system kernel can now download a patch that will update the kernel with bug fixes and new features. The developers have updated the kernel with new drivers for Serial ATA disk drives and USB drives. With the new kernel, there will be "no more buggy renumbering of the [USB] devices," writes Linux maintainer Willy Tarreau on the Linux kernel mailing list.

Linux 2.4.37 also offers a number of other driver updates and some new drivers for Advanced Micro Device's Geode LX system-on-a-chip microprocessors, which are being marketed for embedded devices.

The full changelog may be found here and the patch may be downloaded here.

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Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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