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Re: Linux kernels v3.18.x and v4.2.x in sid

On Tue, 2015-10-27 at 23:00 +0100, Dmitry Katsubo wrote:
> On 27/10/2015 10:31, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > > Hm, kernel.org says that 3.18 is the long-term support kernel.
> > 
> > I'm afraid that LTS from kernel.org != stable support from Debian.
> > 
> > Debian typically picks a single kernel version for a stable release
> > and
> > supports it for the lifetime of that release. Of course the LTS
> > support
> > from kernel.org for that particular version is valuable in
> > achieving
> > that. For Jessie the chosen release is 3.16 (LTS in this case is by
> > Canonical not kernel.org)
> I got it, many thanks for the information. Branch 3.18 at kernel.org
> has
> now version 3.18.22 and will keep on increasing. Does it mean that
> Debian team ports commits from 3.18.x to 3.16 branch to provide LTS
> for it?

3.16.xLTS is maintained by the Canonical kernel team, not Debian. AFAIK
the CKT base their backports on the same inputs as the other LTS
maintainers do, so in general it receives the same set of backports.

The Debian kernel team does also backport some things themselves too.


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