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Some numbers and thoughts on the stable kernels

Some numbers and thoughts on the stable kernels

Posted Aug 27, 2010 23:42 UTC (Fri) by nicooo (guest, #69134)
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What are the criteria for deciding which kernels will be supported? (e.g. what makes 2.6.27 different from .26 or .28)


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Some numbers and thoughts on the stable kernels

Posted Aug 28, 2010 1:17 UTC (Sat) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

this is where it gets interesting.

it can be that someone just volunteers to maintain it after Greg finishes with it, it can be that one (or more in the case of ) major distros base their release kernel off of it, and as a result someone takes on the maintenance of the kernel after it would finish the normal process.

about the only criteria is an elimination criteria. Namely that the kernel in question must not have a disastrous amount of regressions discovered in the normal -stable period.

Some numbers and thoughts on the stable kernels

Posted Aug 28, 2010 15:00 UTC (Sat) by BenHutchings (subscriber, #37955) [Link]

We discussed this at the LPC last year. If I remember correctly, Greg's answer was that:
1. Distributions need to let him know which stable releases they want to keep going.
2. They need to help in gathering updates, and potentially to take over maintenance.


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