[CentOS-devel] Package backports - 5.4 kernel
rmy at tigress.co.uk
Wed Sep 16 09:04:05 UTC 2009
Scott Silva wrote:
>on 9-15-2009 1:00 PM Jason Parker spake the following:
>> According to upstream release notes, there were API/ABI changes with OFED stuff.
>> If userspace is not updated accordingly, it is very likely that there will be
>> There were several other things in the upstream release notes that I don't see
>> mentioned anywhere with this kernel release (examples: ext4dev, bonding+ipv6).
>> Are there plans to do this? As the release is already syncing to mirrors, I
>> suspect the answer is "no".
>> I can't agree with this new policy, and I hope these comments demonstrate why.
>Upstream and CentOS always recommend that all packages get updated, not just
I'm confused. Normally there's a period before a CentOS point release
when there are no updates to the old release. Today I see that CentOS 5.3
updates repository includes kernel 2.6.18-164 and some other new packages.
Is there a new policy of backporting updates? I don't recall seeing an
announcement to that effect.
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