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SubjectRe: RFC: Starting a stable kernel series off the 2.6 kernel
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On Sat, 2005-12-03 at 14:29 -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 03, 2005 at 11:21:38PM +0100, Matthias Andree wrote:
> > On Sat, 03 Dec 2005, David Ranson wrote:
> >
> > > Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > >
> > > >udev ;)
> > > >
> > > >http://seclists.org/lists/linux-kernel/2005/Dec/0180.html
> > > >
> > > >
> > > Ahh OK .. I don't use it, so wouldn't have been affected. That's one
> > > userspace interface broken during the series, does anyone have any more?
> >
> > Not only that, udev is default for instance in recent SUSE Linux
> > releases, so whether to use or not to use it is a major effort.
>
> And if you use SUSE releases, use OpenSuSE to keep up to date with all
> of the needed kernel programs for the latest kernels. Same with Fedora,
> Debian, or Gentoo. They all keep up to date quite well.

And if you use Debian, make sure you remember to do an update after
changing a kernel and finding out that something in userland doesn't
work. As Greg mentioned to me in the above mentioned thread.
Debian/unstable had the proper udev. I just haven't done an update
recently, but I download kernels practically every day.

-- Steve


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