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SubjectRe: Future of the -longterm kernel releases (i.e. how we pick them).
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On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 3:25 PM,  <david@lang.hm> wrote:
> 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)

Thanks for explaining... :)

Kindest regards,
Giam Teck Choon
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