Mainline Kernel Builds

Leann Ogasawara leann.ogasawara at
Fri Feb 27 16:57:15 GMT 2009

Hi Everyone,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team is pleased to announce the availability of
mainline kernel builds for testing [1].  This will allow users to run
the unmodified upstream vanilla kernel.  This can be useful for
verifying fixes upstream, testing for regressions introduced by Ubuntu
specific changes, or confirming bugs exist upstream and subsequently
help to report bugs upstream.

The mainline kernels are packaged for each stable release (and stable
release update) as well as the current -rc releases.  They are available
as .deb files for easy installation.  Keep in mind that even though they
are built using the Ubuntu kernel config files, they do not contain any
Ubuntu specific drivers.  Also, there are no restricted modules for
these kernels.  They are strictly the vanilla mainline kernel source.
That being said, the Ubuntu kernel team does not support these kernels
so use at your own risk.

The Kernel Team


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