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From: "Mike Snitzer" <snitzer@gmail.com>
To: "Ferenc Wagner" <wferi@niif.hu>
Cc: "Xavier Bestel" <xavier.bestel@free.fr>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, "Willy Tarreau" <w@1wt.eu>
Subject: Re: currently active Linux kernel versions
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 16:37:54 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <170fa0d20802121337t35787cbby52286f5a08ea2e15@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87wsp9q3ev.fsf@szonett.ki.iif.hu>

On Feb 12, 2008 4:18 PM, Ferenc Wagner <wferi@niif.hu> wrote:
> Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel@free.fr> writes:
>
> > On mar, 2008-02-12 at 21:27 +0100, Wagner Ferenc wrote:
> >
> >> which are the "currently active Linux kernel versions" at any point in
> >> time?  The quote is taken from http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/2/11/29.
> >> Or more precisely: which are the "stable" versions I can depend on for
> >> a more or less critical server, those that have active security
> >> support or receive at least critical bugfixes?  I know about the
> >> 2.6.2[34].y stable git trees, but I wonder how long will those receive
> >> attention (that is, security fixes).  Can I find a written policy
> >> somewhere?
> >
> > The answer is at http://kernel.org/
>
> Not quite, at least I can't find 2.6.23.y there, even though that
> branch seems to be maintained...

2.6.16.x is still maintained (2.6.16.60 was recently released).

2.6.22.x is still maintained but Greg KH is apparently going to be
ending his duties on it after the next release or so.  There is some
confusion as to whether Willy Tarreau will be taking on the 2.6.22.x
tree once Greg is done, Willy?:
http://lwn.net/Articles/268003/
http://kerneltrap.org/Linux/Stable_2.6_Branches

2.6.23.x and 2.6.24.x are obviously quite active for stable@kernel.org

  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-02-12 21:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-12 20:27 Wagner Ferenc
2008-02-12 21:13 ` Xavier Bestel
2008-02-12 21:18   ` Ferenc Wagner
2008-02-12 21:21     ` Oliver Pinter
2008-02-12 21:25     ` Xavier Bestel
2008-02-12 21:37     ` Mike Snitzer [this message]
2008-02-12 21:49       ` Oliver Pinter
2008-02-13  0:29       ` Willy Tarreau
2008-02-13  7:32       ` Ferenc Wagner
2008-02-13 16:14         ` Randy Dunlap
2008-02-12 22:37 Tomasz Chmielewski
2008-02-13  0:49 ` Willy Tarreau
2008-02-13  7:28   ` Ferenc Wagner
2008-02-13 10:24     ` Willy Tarreau

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