Kernel plans for feisty
philippe at gcal.net
Sat Nov 18 19:29:22 GMT 2006
Chuck Short wrote:
> Currently AFAIK there is no plans for linux-vserver.
That's too bad! I suppose I'll have to compile my own kernels. Oh well! :-(
> On 11/15/06, Philippe Clérié <philippe at gcal.net> wrote:
>> Just a thought: I noticed recently that on Debian they have official
>> kernel builds for linux-vserver. Are there any plans to do the same?
>> I noticed also there are no vserver kernel for edgy on the uniklu
>> repository. I was wondering if that is going to remain the case. I
>> really, really liked having those kernels. Thanks.
>> Ben Collins wrote:
>> > As some of you may have noticed, 2.6.19-rc line is in feisty already.
>> > As some of you may have guessed, this is the planned kernel for feisty
>> > release.
>> > You'd be correct in this assumption except that based on several bits
>> > of information (outlined below), I've decided to push for 2.6.20.
>> > - paravirt-ops is a feature we really want. Supporting both vmware and
>> > xen will be much easier with this patch. It is expected to hit 2.6.20.
>> > If it doesn't, we don't lose anything.
>> > - There are some planned power management enhancements also expected
>> > for 2.6.20. Definitely not officially going to make it, but like
>> > paravirt-ops, if it doesn't, we don't lose anything.
>> > - In previous releases, we've opted for the safe kernel version, which
>> > means we usually had 3-5 months or more of testing on the kernel after
>> > it was released. It also meant we were at least one kernel version
>> > behind once we released the entire OS. We want to strive for the latest
>> > to support the most hardware.
>> > - Given current release cycles of upstream, I'm estimating that 2.6.20
>> > will be out around 2/13, which gives us plenty of time to stabilize,
>> > and gives us some leeway even if it takes a little longer before
>> > upstream releases 2.6.20.
>> > This is mainly just a heads up, but comments welcome.
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