Long-term support and backport risk
Posted Jun 21, 2007 16:48 UTC (Thu) by smoogen
In reply to: Long-term support and backport risk
Parent article: Long-term support and backport risk
Actually I did gloss over the issues of major changes in the 2.0, 2.2, and 2.4 series (2.4.9->2.4.14.. actually 2.0.10, 2.2.10 all were areas of instability). In most cases they were usually the kernel people seeing that something was majorly borked in their assumptions and having to retrofix a lot of stuff that they didnt make assumptions for. However from the items that LWN has shown on the kernel pages.. the amount of code changes in those series for a period of 2-4 sub-releases was less than what occurs between 2.6.20 and 2.6.21 or 2.6.14 and 2.6.15.
[From someone who has done systems administration support of kernels from 1993.]
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