[CentOS-devel] Re: [rhelv5-list] Re: Too many kernels?

Thu Jul 3 18:21:25 UTC 2008
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Axel Thimm wrote:
> But speaking of policies I meant more the "you are required to update
> withing XYZ days of an update to have Red Hat support etc.". If a
> kernel is not anymore supported by Red Hat or CentOS then no kmdl
> should be built for it.

Within CentOS, we only maintain on 'live' repo's the main kernel 
released for the media, as well as updates within the present point 
release. Everything else goes to vault.centos.org - and the only people 
we expect to be using packages from vault are people who know what they 
are doing and have reasonable competence with packages in general and 
the distro specifically. I am sure they ( vault users ) are also people 
who might be expected to rebuild src.rpms if they need.

w.r.t kernel modules and drivers, I would think that supporting the 
kernel on media for the current point release ( eg. 5.2 ) and the one on 
media for previous one ( 5.1 ), and updates since the present point 
release ( 5.2/updates ) - would be enough. Most people doing an install 
at this time, will only need the kmdl / kmod / driverdisk for 'current' 
and the updates.

- KB