Re: earliest supported kernel is 2.6.32 now
On Sat, 14 May 2011, Ben Hutchings <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Backward-compatibility has a cost, sometimes substantial.
> I don't think packages in testing/unstable should be expected to support
> any kernel version older than that in stable. It's the same same rule we
> apply to any other dependency.
There is also a cost to running old versions of packages to match the kernel
that you are compelled to use.
EG if you have a RHEL5 system running as a Xen Dom0 it's probably not going to
be a desired upgrade option to use Debian/Squeeze. As RHEL6 doesn't support
Xen Dom0 and RHEL5 doesn't support a Squeeze kernel for the DomU that leaves
no option for a recent Xen kernel with RHEL as Dom0. I'm sure that I'm not
the only person who's running a system with Squeeze DomUs that have a Lenny
udev to deal with this.
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