On Fri, 2019-04-12 at 15:51 +0000, Thierry Vilmart wrote: > question: > > What will happen to buster when kernel 4.19 goes out of life in > Dec2020? > > See EOL for 4.19. > https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html This is quite likely to be extended to 6 years, as has happened with 4.4 and 4.9. The Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) is also maintaining a 4.19 branch and aims to do so for 10 years (but covering a limited feature set). > If buster debian 10 has to change the kernel to 5 in Dec 2020, it will > be untested. And it would be preferable to have kernel 5 before buster > is realeased during the testing phase. > > Or will you do your own patchsets on an out of life 4.19 kernel? If Greg K-H does not maintain 4.19 for long enough, the Debian kernel team would probably work with CIP on backporting important fixes. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Hoare's Law of Large Problems: Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out.
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