LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-11-2010, 05:24 AM   #1
linuxunix
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: California
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 235

Rep: Reputation: 18
Tracking Kernel Releases


I am in job to track kernel releases and our drivers availability. Recently I tracked RCX of 2.6.35 releases.Since the kernel has Final Release but still i see lots of stable releases like 2.6.35.1 quoted in http://www.kernel.org/ has been found. Do I need to track those changes too. Also, I can see the distros like Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha taking the latest stable 2.6.35 kernel.2.6.35 and 2.6.35.1 are both stable kernels so what would Ubuntu prefer to take?any Idea?

Also, I would need to know upto what point this update goes . Eg. 2.6.35.[1-X..]
 
Old 08-11-2010, 06:18 AM   #2
i92guboj
Gentoo support team
 
Registered: May 2008
Location: Lucena, Córdoba (Spain)
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 4,063

Rep: Reputation: 381Reputation: 381Reputation: 381Reputation: 381
Quote:
Originally Posted by linuxunix View Post
I am in job to track kernel releases and our drivers availability. Recently I tracked RCX of 2.6.35 releases.Since the kernel has Final Release but still i see lots of stable releases like 2.6.35.1 quoted in http://www.kernel.org/ has been found. Do I need to track those changes too.
I don't know what do you mean by 'track'.

Are you tracking them manually yourself by checking the web site? Or do you mean you would like some script or program to track the new releases for you? Most distros do have some kind of management mechanism that tracks the state of new releases for most packages, that includes the kernel (though probably not the latest from kernel.org, but the latest for the distro which is usually behind the kernel.org release).


Quote:
Also, I can see the distros like Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha taking the latest stable 2.6.35 kernel.2.6.35 and 2.6.35.1 are both stable kernels so what would Ubuntu prefer to take?any Idea?
I don't get the point. Ubuntu will take whatever their maintainers think is better for the distro. That will probably differ on each Ubuntu release. They should as well release announcements on their web site for important packages like the kernel.

Quote:
Also, I would need to know upto what point this update goes . Eg. 2.6.35.[1-X..]
If you mean what the max for X is then no one can answer you. That depends on the kernel developers and vary from one release to another. The 2.6.34 series did only release 2.6.34 and 2.6.34.1, .2 and .3; some other series have released much more minors, if my memory serves correctly 2.6.32 runs up to 2.6.32.18.

You can check yourself at the mirrors:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tracking BCM43xx DMA problem on kernel.org logicalfuzz Linux - Wireless Networking 1 09-10-2010 01:11 AM
Tracking Kernel and Distribution !! linuxunix Linux - Newbie 2 06-13-2010 11:47 AM
tracking a file in user and Kernel space viswesh530 Linux - Kernel 2 12-03-2009 01:08 PM
Need advice on tracking down Kernel Panic ponga Linux - Kernel 11 04-09-2009 11:47 AM
LXer: Linux: Upcoming 2.6.20 Kernel, Tracking Regressions LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 01-10-2007 02:54 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:20 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration