Re: RFC: kernel packages cleanup
On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 08:13:21AM +1100, Herbert Xu wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 12:47:46PM -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > It would be even better if the kernel maintainers would cooperate (wasn't a
> > mailing list proposed for this?) to determine when versions can be removed,
> > and so continually prune them.
> I already do that every time I release a new kernel.
> These kernels were all used by at least one architecture the last time
> I checked. However, I believe things may have changed since then and
> we can perhaps remove one or two of them.
As recently as a few weeks ago, we had even more kernels than we do
architectures. Each architecture should at least be able to limit itself to
one kernel release, but even that is too much. Patching and releasing
updates for so many different kernels requiring weeks of effort every time a
new kernel security bug is discovered.