[arch-dev-public] Minimal kernel version
t.powa at gmx.de
Sat May 7 01:53:41 EDT 2011
Am Freitag 06 Mai 2011 schrieb Tom Gundersen:
> On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 6:08 PM, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:
> > Am Fri, 06 May 2011 09:57:12 +0200
> > schrieb Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org>:
> >> Am 05.05.2011 20:20, schrieb Dan McGee:
> >> >> Maybe this could be an opportunity to raise the requirement across
> >> >> the board, and also to make a news item about this?
> >> >
> >> > Not to be the thorn in the side of progress, but we can't keep
> >> > changing this every six months on a whim unless we truly don't care
> >> > about some semblance of stability and uptime.
> >> Either we are bleeding edge or we aren't. udev doesn't work completely
> >> with kernels older than 2.6.32, and we want the latest version. Not
> >> updating udev is not an option for me.
> > Is there no udev-compat anymore to work with older kernels?
> There is, but it no longer contains rules to support kernels pre
> 2.6.32 (in fact it only contains a few rules to support 2.6.32, 2.6.33
> and newer does not need it).
If someone has the need to run older kernels, those should be smooth enough to
keep an older udev version.
I agree with Thomas, we are bleeding egde and if users need stuff that is older
than half a yea, you should be able to manage this yourself.
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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