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Some ado about zero

Some ado about zero

Posted Jul 9, 2009 2:36 UTC (Thu) by qg6te2 (guest, #52587)
Parent article: Some ado about zero

the next generation of enterprise Linux releases look set to use kernels around 2.6.27.

Why 2.6.27 ? I really don't see the upcoming RHEL 6 using 2.6.27, given the amount of recent work that Red Hat has put into the kernel (e.g. FS-Cache, KVM, ...)

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Some ado about zero

Posted Jul 12, 2009 9:20 UTC (Sun) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946) [Link]

Red Hat will continue to work on new features in the upstream kernel since they are bound to backport features over the release cycle anyway (c.f. KVM in RHEL 5.4 beta) and the work that cannot or does not have to be backported will end up going into the next release. 2.6.27 seems to be arbitrary number however.

Some ado about zero

Posted Jul 23, 2009 19:20 UTC (Thu) by SEMW (subscriber, #52697) [Link]

2.6.27, like 2.6.16 before it, will be a long term supported kernel; distros probably find this useful in their own kernel support endeavours.

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