[RFC] Moving Intrepid to 2.6.27 kernel

Ben Collins ben.collins at canonical.com
Mon Aug 25 14:43:46 BST 2008

Cory K. wrote:
> Cory K. wrote:
>> Ben Collins wrote:
>>> Cory K. wrote:
>>>> This move might stop Ubuntu Studio from a Intrepid release. Alessio has
>>>> had major trouble with 2.6.26 (reason why there's no -rt in Intrepid so
>>>> far) and the way we are nor doing the kernels. This move will surely set
>>>> his -rt work back. Thus increasing the likelihood that Studio won't see
>>>> a Intrepid release.
>>>> I told him to send a email to the -kernel list asking for help. I'll
>>>> poke him again.
>>> If 2.6.26 is a problem, it is quickly coming to a point where the move
>>> to 2.6.27 wont even be an issue for Ubuntu Studio, since -rt will be
>>> too late, even for 2.6.26.
>> Since Alessio is having a issue with 2.6.26 we *might* just use his
>> work on 2.6.26 even if Ubuntu moves to 2.6.27. I know freeze is coming
>> and we'll do what we have to to get it in the repo. He really should
>> have asked for help sooner.
>> It will be a shame if we have to miss a release.
> So apparently there is no upstream support for 2.6.27 for -rt atm. So we
> (Ubuntu Studio) will *have* to ship 2.6.26. This will make things tricky
> with updates and ALSA most likely.
> This situation, along with the way the kernels are done now (as opposed
> to past releases) might very well kill Studio.
> We'll see.

Let's not get dramatic :) The -rt kernel is being delayed to the point 
of being almost too late, and this is despite any of these changes.

Let's get the current patch on kernel-team and see what we can do and 
weigh the options.

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