5.10 LTS Kernel: 2 or 6 years?

Greg Kroah-Hartman gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Thu Feb 18 13:36:27 EST 2021

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 07:20:50PM +0100, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 06:53:56PM +0100, 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?
> > 
> > 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?
> Greg, please remember I expressed I really need them for slightly more than
> 3 years (say 3.5-4) :-) I'm fine with helping a bit more as time permits if
> this saves me from having to take over these kernels after you, like in the
> past, but I cannot engage on the regularity of my availability.

Ok, great!

That's one person/company saying they can help out (along with what CIP
has been stating.)

What about others?  Broadcom started this conversation, odd that they
don't seem to want to help out :)


greg k-h

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