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SubjectRe: Future of the -longterm kernel releases (i.e. how we pick them).
On Mon, 15 Aug 2011, Teck Choon Giam wrote:

> 2011/8/15 <david@lang.hm>:
>> On Mon, 15 Aug 2011, J?rg-Volker Peetz wrote:
>>
>>> Greg KH wrote, on 08/15/11 06:15:
>>> <snip>
>>>>
>>>> - a new -longterm kernel is picked every year.
>>>> - a -longterm kernel is maintained for 2 years and then dropped.
>>>
>>> <snip>
>>>
>>> Just a little nitpick: with this scheme you will accumulate longterm
>>> kernels. If
>>> I understand it right, one longterm kernel is added every year.
>>
>> but with one new kernel being added each year, and then being dropped two
>> years later, there are only 2 long term kernels at any one time (that Greg
>> will be maintaining at least, nothing stops other people from maintaining
>> other long term kernels in addition)
>
> Err... sorry from my understanding like this year... one new long term
> kernel added so it is N+1 then next year is N+1+1 and two years drop
> one so it is N+1+1-1... so every year there will be one new long term
> added and every two years there will be one overall long term kernel
> added to total number of long term kernels... since two are added
> within 2 years and one dropped every 2 years. So there are not only 2
> long term kernels at any one time in this case... ... someone correct
> me if I am wrong.

in 2011 there will be a -longterm kernel picked (1 maintained)

in 2012 there will be a -longterm kernel picked (1+1=2 maintained)

in 2013 there will be a -longterm kernel picked, but the 2011 one will no
longer be maintained (1+1+1-1=2 maintained)

in 2014 there will be a -longterm kernel picked, but the 2012 one will no
longer be maintained (1+1+1+1-1-1=2 maintained)

David Lang


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