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Re: plans for final FC4 kernel update?



On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 10:06:38PM -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
 > Practically speaking I suppose this is a question directly for Dave Jones.
 > 
 > But I'm not picky.

Bah, you almost made me feel special.

 > Fedora Core 4 is going to transition to Legacy status pretty much any minute
 > now. There is, however, kernel-2.6.17-1.2143_FC4 sitting in the
 > updates/testing area. Presumably this will be really pushed before the
 > cutoff?

That one is kinda pointless, as all it really has is the security fix in 2.6.17.6
for the bug we aren't even vulnerable to.

 > Is there any chance that there might be one more after that? I know that FC4
 > has been pretty closely tracking the FC5 kernel; it'll probably make the job
 > for the Legacy people much easier if those are as in-sync as possible.

CVS has a kernel based on 2.6.17.7 right now, but there should be a .8 soon-ish,
so I've been waiting on that appearing before devoting much time to it
(and as usual, rawhide has consumed my time since I got back from kernel summit/OLS).

 > Byt really I ask because I finally sat down and figured out what's behind my
 > pet kernel bug, <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=189812>.
 > Turns out it's a recently-solved problem, fixed in 2.6.18-rc1. Man oh man
 > would it make my life easier for the next six months if the official FC4
 > kernel included this patch in some way or another. (It's been broken since
 > 2.6.16.)

Ouch, that's a nasty one.
Given you've identified the actual cset, I'll ping the -stable people about
this to see if they can get it into .8

If FC4 EOL's before this update is ready, I'll still be around to lend a
hand if needbe.

		Dave

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