Re: Linux Kernel plans for the squeeze cycle
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- Subject: Re: Linux Kernel plans for the squeeze cycle
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- Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 15:58:52 +0200
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[adding openvz guys on cc ]
On Sun, 16 Aug 2009, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> Removal of OpenVZ, Vserver and Xen packages
> These are large and intrusive patches which require significant upstream
> effort to adapt to each new kernel version. As a result, they generally
> lag availability of new kernel versions and may take much longer to
> stabilise, so they can only be frozen some time after the standard
openvz dedicated significant ressources to sync with our past Lenny
as according to a quick glance in their bugzilla we seem to have
gained a significant openvz user base, we might get them again,
openvz and also to some extent xen do some upstream merge effort.
> There is also no guarantee that the upstream projects will continue to
> support the kernel version we release with. For example, official Xen
> releases are still based on 2.6.18 with huge changes (though they will
> apparently move to a newer version soon). Although we were able to use
> SUSE's forward-port of Xen to 2.6.26, SLE 11 was eventually released
> with 2.6.27 and so we are on our own with 2.6.26+Xen. Currently, no-one
> appears to be ready to maintain these variants in squeeze.
openvz has had maintenance on the lenny release cycle,
just read changelog as long as upstream is willing to maintain their
2.6.26 tree , i'm happy to pass on the fixes.
currently most should be landed in latest Lenny beside one or two
fixes waiting for an ABI change.