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SubjectRe: [stable] Linux 2.6.27 will be a longtime supported kernel
On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 12:03:40AM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> 2.6.16 has become a bit dated, and I'll maintain 2.6.27 for a few years
> as a replacement.

Hm, you're not the only one going to be doing this, there are at least
three distros basing their latest releases on this kernel :)

> As with 2.6.16, I'll pickup maintainance when the normal -stable
> maintainance ends (at some point after 2.6.28 gets released in January).

I was considering hanging on to .27 for a while longer than the .28
release, much like .25 has been working out. But probably some time
after .29 I'll be glad to hand it off to you for you to maintain like
.16 was. Is that ok?

> It is intended to fill the niche for users who are not using
> distribution kernels but want to use a regression-free kernel for a
> longer time. It might be a small part of the userbase, but after the
> experiences with 2.6.16 I can say that there are quite a few users
> who appreciate such an offering.

Hey, I personally liked it as it made maintaining SLES a lot easier,
thanks a lot for your work there!


greg k-h

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