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Re: 2.6.24 kernel released...for F7, F8 and F9?



On Jan 25, 2008 5:01 PM, Lubomir Kundrak <lkundrak redhat com> wrote:
>
> On Fri, 2008-01-25 at 09:52 -0600, Gilbert Sebenste wrote:
> > I hope a kernel developer can jump on here, but...
> >
> > Is it possible that we will see this new kernel for F7, F8 and F9?
> > I'm sure F9 will have it, per the ones you've been running for Koji,
> > but what about these? I'd love to see one for F7, but I'm thinking it is
> > so late in the support period that this may not happen.
> >
> > Thoughts? Concerns? Utter chaos and panic? :-)
>
> I thought things never get backported for Fedora kernels, but the
> kernels get rebased to what is current stable when a need to do an
> update arises (possible a security flaw or something). I do not know
> whether it is a documented policy though.
>
> On the other side the version number is no reason to do an update. And
> you mentioned no fixes or enhancements that do you consider important
> other that the version number. If there are some, I think filing a
> report in Bugzilla won't hurt.

In fedora kernels always got rebased to 2.6.x+1 after a bit of testing
I don't see any reason why this should change now. This way we get
upstream improvements (new/better hardware support) and bugfixes
without having to wait/update to the the next release.


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