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Re: Consoles and d-i

On Sun, Apr 03, 2011 at 03:05:38PM -0300, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 11:03, Jurij Smakov <jurij@wooyd.org> wrote:
> > I have now come up with a set of changes which implements it, see the
> > attached patch. I've tested it on my sparc box with a 2.6.38 netboot
> > image, with both regular and serial console.
> Why do you want to provide compatibility with older kernels? I'd say
> to use to update d-i to 2.6.38 and remove backward compatibility with
> older kernel since for linux we will release with >= 2.6.38 so no
> reason to support previous kernels.
> We just need to be sure to make it clear on commit and changelog.

Out of fear to break something, mostly. For example, I have no idea 
whether any derivative distributions currently rely on this working 
for older kernels.
Best regards,
Jurij Smakov                                           jurij@wooyd.org
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