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Re: Bits from the Release Team: What should go into squeeze?


On Sun Mar 14, 2010 at 21:57:49 +0100, Mikael Djurfeldt wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 21:42, Philipp Kern <pkern@debian.org> wrote:
> > From a current point of view squeeze will release with kernel 2.6.32
> Would it be possible to, instead, release with kernel 2.6.33?
> I see at least two improvements from 2.6.32 to 2.6.33 that will matter
> a lot to certain subsets of users:
> * The TRIM command has been included in the block layer, allowing
> efficient long-term use of SSD drives.
> * EDAC on the amd64 platform has had many fixes, allowing monitoring
> and control of EEC ram.  Pre-2.6.33 kernels don't support EDAC at all
> on many common systems.

* MIPS subarch octeon got added.

There are always good points to go for newer kernels. On the other hand,
2.6.32 will get long-term support and most other distributions will also
ship 2.6.32 kernels, which makes eg. security support much easier.


PS: My personal opinion? I would really like to see octeon support for
Debian Squeeze... ;-)
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