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Re: linux backport in jessie LTS

On Tue, 2018-04-24 at 15:44 +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Apr 2018, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > Therefore, would it make sense to add a Linux 4.9 backport to the
> > regular jessie and jessie-security suites?
> Yes, I think so. It's also interesting to keep a security-supported
> kernel once we are past the usual 5 years of LTS (aka Extended LTS).
> Since the bakcported kernel is still supported in the next release, it's
> possible to continue to maintain the backport while the original kernel
> version clearly went out of support.
> > (Maintaining kernel backports is generally quite easy once the suite
> > they are backported from is stable.)
> The only downside is that you can't have a linux-latest backport in the
> main suite while it was possible in the jessie-backports suite.

I think we would want to have a second version of linux-latest in order
to ensure automatic upgrades over any future ABI changes.  Something
similar was done in 'etch and a half'.


Ben Hutchings
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