5.10 LTS Kernel: 2 or 6 years?

Greg Kroah-Hartman gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Fri Feb 19 05:37:45 EST 2021

On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 10:31:49AM +0000, Jari Ruusu wrote:
> On Friday, February 19, 2021 10:22 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> > That's not the goal of stable kernel releases/trees. If the driver
> > version that is in 4.19.y does not work for you on release 4.19.0, odds
> > of that "changing" in later stable releases is slim to none.
> But in-tree iwlwifi worked fine on 4.9.y and 4.14.y , and then got broken
> in later 4.14.y versions.

Did you report that breakage to us and the developers of the driver?
Sounds like a regression that people would love to hear about and get

> I tried later versions of 4.19.y in an attempt to
> fix the breakage. Basically you are are saying that I should have NOT
> attempted to upgrage 4.9.y -> 4.14.y -> 4.19.y

Without anyone reporting a problem, how can anyone know to fix it?


greg k-h

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