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Most of the Linux 2.6 kernels include a name in the Makefile of their source trees, which can be found in the git repository.

Kernel Version Name
–2.6.1 none Feisty Dunnart Zonked Quokka
2.6.10-rc1– 2.6.13 Woozy Numbat
2.6.14-rc1–2.6.14 Affluent Albatross
2.6.15-rc6– Sliding Snow Leopard
2.6.17-rc5 Lordi Rules (Eurovision 2006)
2.6.17-rc6–2.6.17 Crazed Snow-Weasel Avast! A bilge rat! (TLAPD 2006)
stable 2.6.18.x since .28-rc2– Stable Pinguin
2.6.20-rc2–2.6.20 Homicidal Dwarf Hamster
2.6.21-rc4–2.6.21 Nocturnal Monster Puppy
2.6.22-rc3–2.6.22-rc4 Jeff Thinks I Should Change This, But To What?
2.6.22-rc5–2.6.22 Holy Dancing Manatees, Batman!
2.6.23-rc4–2.6.23-rc6 Pink Farting Weasel
2.6.23-rc7– Arr Matey! A Hairy Bilge Rat! (TLAPD 2007)
stable 2.6.24.x since .1 Err Metey! A Heury Beelge-a Ret!
2.6.25-rc2–2.6.25 Funky Weasel is Jiggy wit it
2.6.26-rc6– Rotary Wombat
stable 2.6.27.x since .3 Trembling tortoise
2.6.28-rc1–2.6.28-rc6 Killer Bat of Doom
2.6.28-rc7–2.6.28–2.6.29-rc8 Erotic Pickled Herring
2.6.29 Temporary Tasmanian Devil
2.6.30-rc4–2.6.30-rc6 Vindictive Armadillo
2.6.30-rc7– Man-Eating Seals of Antiquity


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