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* currently active Linux kernel versions
@ 2008-02-12 20:27 Wagner Ferenc
  2008-02-12 21:13 ` Xavier Bestel
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 14+ messages in thread
From: Wagner Ferenc @ 2008-02-12 20:27 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel; +Cc: wferi

Hi,

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?
-- 
(Please Cc: me, I'm not on the list.)

Thanks,
Feri.

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* Re: currently active Linux kernel versions
@ 2008-02-12 22:37 Tomasz Chmielewski
  2008-02-13  0:49 ` Willy Tarreau
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 14+ messages in thread
From: Tomasz Chmielewski @ 2008-02-12 22:37 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: LKML; +Cc: wferi

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?

I would say:

a) the kernel your distro provides,
b) if you're not using a kernel provided by your distribution, the 
newest kernel from kernel.org (there are some older, still maintaned 
kernels with security fixes, too).


-- 
Tomasz Chmielewski
http://wpkg.org


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2008-02-12 20:27 currently active Linux kernel versions 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
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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