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Re: bits from the release team

* Steinar H. Gunderson [Tue, 03 Jan 2006 23:34:26 +0100]:

> On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 10:45:16PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> > 2.6.8 is not an optimal kernel, but largely due to timing (i.e. SATA just 
> > starting to get implemented).

> The real question (IMHO) is probably whether it would be possible to get
> newer kernels into volatile. I'd guess "probably not", given that stuff like
> udev tends to break every other release, but it's a tempting thought -- the
> sarge machine here seems to run miles better with a 2.6.14 backport (yay for
> backports.org) than it ever did with 2.6.8 (which seems to have a really
> really unstable USB layer).

  There was a bit discussion about this on d-volatile last week
  (starting at [1]). I think a fair summary of the discussion is:

    - from the volatile side of things, Andreas Barth expressed that it
      was probably best to pick one >= 2.6.12 version, stick to it as
      the "newer kernel for sarge until etch releases", and manage to
      get security support for it.

    - from the kernel side of things, Sven Luther raised his concerns
      about the uninteresting scenario that for the kernel team would be
      to maintain yet _another_ kernel tree, and proposed to track in
      volatile the kernels from etch, instead of creating a separate
      tree for stable-newer-kernel.

    [1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-volatile/2005/12/msg00025.html

  Given that backports.org seems to successfully track kernels on sid
  already (as per Steinar's comment), and given that I've heard Frans
  Pop mention the possibility of a sarge d-i update using 2.6.12,
  perhaps volatile could be the place for security updates for the
  kernel of such d-i update (if one happens, and if they canl't be place
  if the official archive, that is).


Adeodato Simó                                     dato at net.com.org.es
Debian Developer                                  adeodato at debian.org
                           Listening to: Javier Álvarez - ¡Ay, Maricruz!

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