Re: Minimal kernel version raised to 2.6.27
On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 12:27:16 -0500, Andres Salomon wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Nov 2009 18:08:08 +0100
> md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) wrote:
> > Due to changes in udev 147, squeeze will not support kernels earlier
> > than 2.6.27.
> > If your packages have code needed to support old kernels, this is the
> > right time to clean it up.
> > This means that lenny->squeeze upgrades will use the same lockstep
> > kernel/udev upgrade method used for etch->lenny upgrades.
> Since it's seeming more and more common for udev to be tied to specific
> kernel versions, have you considered allowing major versions of udev
> to be installed in parallel?
This is nothing udev-specific here. It's just a random userspace app
using syscalls that didn't exist in earlier kernels and bailing instead
of falling back properly (which would be trivial).