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Re: where to get patched older kernel for example 2.6.39

On Mon, 5 Dec 2011 21:41:07 -0700
Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com> wrote:

> Jim Green wrote:
> > I use debian squeeze running usually I download kernel
> > source tree from kernel.org and strip stuff I don't need and compile
> > my own kernel. but there is a problem, I think the older kernel such
> > as 2.6.38 are not being patched on kernel.org. lets say there was a
> > bug fix on 3.0.0 on some old feature, this patch is likely not patched
> > to 2.6.38.
> You are correct.  The upstream Linux folks keep moving forward.  To
> have the latest fixes in the upstream then you would need the latest
> upstream kernel.  Some of the major developers do keep their own
> source code tracks updated and those are somewhat like known good
> release tracks though.

Just to clarify, FTR; IIUC, while 2.6.38 is indeed not being
maintained, there are a number of older kernels which are. AIUI, the
devs designate some versions as stable and long-term, and those are
maintained for long periods of time. Currently, for example, there are and, both updated in November, as well as two post
v3 trees (3.0.x and 3.1.x).

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