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SubjectRe: [Stable-review] Future of the -longterm kernel releases (i.e. how we pick them).
On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 01:33:34AM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-08-16 at 21:58 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 04:01:57PM -0700, Tim Bird wrote:
> [...]
> > > One specific issue I have is support for PREEMPT_RT, so that's a big
> > > factor in selecting Sony kernel versions. Thus, coordinating with the
> > > RT patchset kernel versions is important to me. Currently
> > > that would mean 3.0 is a good candidate.
> >
> > 3.0 is looking like a good candidate, but we haven't seen 3.1 yet :)
> [...]
>
> I'm quite happy with 3.0 in terms of stability and features, though it's
> early days yet. It's not so good for Debian in terms of timing. We're
> not going to freeze for another 10 months, then the release will likely
> be at least 6 months after that. The earlier a kernel release we pick
> with, the more hardware support needs to be backported later. So,
> extrapolating the likely kernel release dates, I think I would prefer to
> use something between 3.2 and 3.4.
>

I'd *guess* Ubuntu 12.04 LTS goes for Linux 3.2 ..

-- Pasi


> As for the RT patchset, I haven't seen any announcement that it will
> continue to be developed against 3.0 after the release of 3.1. Of
> course, the fact that there *is* a working RT patchset for 3.0 is an
> advancement over recent upstream releases.
>
> Ben.
>




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