There it finally is (or rather - I'm currently uploading the tar-file and
patches, and the mirrors are hopefully busily pushing out the git tree
that is already updated).

There's not a lot to be said about the changes since -rc6: the shortlog
(appended) tells the whole story, and it's really mostly a lot of
one-liners or other really small changes. Bugs fixed, but nothing that
stands out in my mind.

So go get it. It's one of those rare "perfect" kernels. So if it doesn't
happen to compile with your config (or it does compile, but then does
unspeakable acts of perversion with your pet dachshund), you can rest easy
knowing that it's all your own d*mn fault, and you should just fix your
evil ways.

You could send me and the kernel mailing list a note about it anyway, of
course. (And perhaps pictures, if your dachshund is involved. Not that
we'd be interested, of course. No. Just so that we'd know to avoid it next
time).

Linus
http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/11/29/249

Quote Originally Posted by Phoronix News
November 29, 2006 -- The Linux 2.6.19 kernel has been released! As said by Linus Torvalds, this is a rare "perfect" kernel. Among the changes since the Linux 2.6.18 kernel is clustering GFS2 filesystem, Ecryptfs, and the first experimental snapshot for EXT4. Grab it and share your experiences over at the Phoronix Forums.