Re: GCC version change / C++ ABI change
On Mon, Jul 04, 2005 at 11:39:59AM +0100, Jon Dowland wrote:
> > It is my believe that the 2.4 kernel is still in wide spread use
> > both indide and outside Debian, thats a cause for being concerned
> > about it in my books.
> Indeed, its the kernel shipped with RHEL 3.x .
Sort of. 2.4 kernels have generally been patched by most
distributions to the point where they are hardly recognizeable. Both
Red Hat and SuSE have backported _so_ many 2.5/2.6 features into their
"2.4 kernel" that you generally can't boot a kernel.org 2.4 kernel on
their systems. Since all of the distributions have forked so far from
the mainstream kernel, and most of the kernel developers are focusing
on 2.6, most 2.4 maintenance takes place within the various
distributions. It's therefore up to the Debian kernel team whether
they feel like supporting 2.4 or not.