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SubjectRe: [stable] Linux 2.6.27 will be a longtime supported kernel
On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 09:02:23PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> 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 :)

Oh that's good news as it will give it more exposure and bugs will be
found and fixed faster. Having 2.6.25 in opensuse may have contributed
to its stability.

> > 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.

BTW, how long to you think you'll keep pushing fixes for .25 ? It's been
working really well and might have been the most reliable 2.6 I've seen,
2.6.16 aside. I'll keep using it waiting for 2.6.27 to settle down a bit.

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

Not only there, but everywhere you need to embed a 2.6 without too many
features and without an easy ability to upgrade it, 2.6.16 has been a
good choice.

Thanks to you guys for the time you spend maintaining stable releases!
I really hope that 2.6.27 will be a viable replacement for 2.4 in the
long term.

Willy



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