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Re: release notes mentioning dropped support?


On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 11:32:23AM +0200, Paul Gevers wrote:
> Hi Kernel team,
> I know everybody is busy, but friendly ping.
> On 24-05-2021 06:55, Paul Gevers wrote:
> > I happen to own a QNAP (armel) and I spotted in the changelog that it's
> > not going to be supported in bullseye. I was wondering, is that
> > something that should be mentioned in the release notes? Obviously I
> > don't mean because I own it, but I'm betting that support for particular
> > hardware pieces has been dropped in the past too. I don't recall
> > something like that in the buster release notes, but even if we didn't
> > do it in the past, now could be a good moment to start if we think we
> > should add it.
> > 
> > Either way, I was wondering what would happen if I try to upgrade such a
> > device. I'm *assuming* that the linux package would detect that the
> > image is too big, but what would that leave me? A fully upgraded system
> > with an old kernel, or is there any detection before any upgrade
> > happens? For owners of such devices, is their only option to stay at
> > buster? E.g. is there any chance in building a smaller custom kernel
> > with less options enabled or is that impossible because nearly
> > everything is build as module?

Let's explicitly ask the "porters" for arm as listed in
(kernel-teamMAINTAINERS.Debian), Vagrant, Uwe, Roger, anyone from you
can comment on the above on how to document it?


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