Long-term support and backport risk
Posted Jun 21, 2007 18:32 UTC (Thu) by bronson
In reply to: Long-term support and backport risk
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This sounds like the only sane solution to me. Yes, it means a proliferation of kernels, but most of them will just be tiny updates. Not a big deal for the maintainers, and with the auto-update tools we have now, not be a big deal for the customers either.
The scenario: I can update all I want, I will only ever get a minimally invasive, bugfixed version of the kernel I'm already running. To get new features, I would have to explicitly ask for the new version. Of course, the newest kernel would always be used for new installations.
It's been a while since I've had to really care about uptime, thank goodness. But, frankly, if the enterprise kernel situation is as bad as this article hints, I would not touch RHEL with a 10 foot pole. Talk about scary!
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