NBS kernel removals: round three

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Sat Jan 6 00:24:13 UTC 2024

On Tue, Dec 19, 2023 at 08:20:04AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 10, 2023 at 05:22:37PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Removing obsolete NBS kernels from trusty as described in June [1] went
> > without any problems being reported.

> > I am therefore planning to proceed with the same cleanup now of NBS kernels
> > from xenial-{updates,security} older than 4.4.0-210.242.

> > As pointed out when preparing the trusty removals, we want to retain those
> > kernels that were used in the debian-installer builds for the final point
> > release of xenial.  For debian-installer 20101020ubuntu451.29 in 16.04.7,
> > this was 4.4.0-186 and 4.15.0-112; for debian-installer 20101020ubuntu451.28
> > in 16.04.6, this was 4.4.0-142 and 4.15.0-45; both need to be retained
> > because 16.04.7 was an update only for UEFI architectures (amd64 and arm64).

> > I am planning to start removing the other NBS kernels from xenial this
> > coming Friday, December 15.

> This didn't happen quite on schedule, but has been running since the 17th
> (local time).

And the removals completed sometime over the holidays.  I haven't heard any
complaints so far.  Happy New Year :)

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                   https://www.debian.org/
slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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