5.10 LTS Kernel: 2 or 6 years?

Florian Fainelli f.fainelli at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 12:57:16 EST 2021

On 2/18/2021 9:53 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 09:21:13AM -0800, Florian Fainelli wrote:
>> As a company, we are most likely shooting ourselves in the foot by not
>> having a point of coordination with the Linux Foundation and key people
>> like you, Greg and other participants in the stable kernel.
> What does the LF have to do with this?

I did not know whether the commitment/plan to use a given LTS kernel had
to be funneled through the Linux Foundation and then down to you, but I
am happy that this can be done publicly via a mailing list instead.

> We are here, on the mailing lists, working with everyone.  Just test the
> -rc releases we make and let us know if they work or not for you, it's
> not a lot of "coordination" needed at all.
> Otherwise, if no one is saying that they are going to need these for 6
> years and are willing to use it in their project (i.e. and test it),
> there's no need for us to maintain it for that long, right?

Right, that is straight forward, works for me!

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