[ANNOUNCE] Linux 3.16.y.z extended stable support

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Thu Oct 30 18:18:34 UTC 2014

On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 06:17:01PM +0000, Luis Henriques wrote:
> The Ubuntu kernel team is pleased to announce that we will be
> providing extended stable support for the Linux 3.16 kernel until
> April 2016 as a third party effort maintained on our infrastructure.
> The team will pick up stable maintenance where Greg KH left off with
> v3.16.7 [1].  Thank you, Greg.
> In addition to the Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" release, the Debian 8
> "Jessie" release will also be based on this kernel [2].  Since the
> regular support for "Jessie" will go beyond April 2016, after this
> date Ben Hutchings (or myself) will continue the Linux 3.16 kernel
> maintenance.
> Our linux-3.16.y{-queue,-review} stable branches will fork from
> v3.16.7
> and will be published here:
>     git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/linux.git
> We will use the same stable request/review workflow and follow the
> standard upstream stable kernel rules.  More details are available
> here [3].
> We welcome any feedback and contribution to this effort.  We will be
> posting the first review cycle patch set in a week or two.
> [1] https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/10/30/583
> [2] https://lists.debian.org/debian-kernel/2014/07/msg00413.html
> [3] http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Dev/ExtendedStable

Can you _PLEASE_ use a '-somename' format of the kernel release
numbering scheme for this release, if you are going to do this, to
reduce the confusion that has been happening with your kernel releases?


greg k-h

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