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NOTE, this is the LAST 3.8.y kernel release, please move to the 3.9.y
kernel series at this time. It is end-of-life, dead, gone, buried, and
put way behind us never to be spoken of again. Seriously, move on, it's
just not worth it anymore."
Personally I'd be happy to see Slackware move to 3.9 as the one feature that I'm really looking forward to (dm-cache) is in there for the first time. Finally I'll be able to use that new SSD I bought in a safe and useful way :-)
The regular HP sauce is good (better than ketchup, IMO), but what I really like is the HP curry sauce. That's great for quick and easy currywurst. But regular HP mixed with green madras curry powder is better yet for that.
And to be more on topic, we knew the end was coming for 3.8.x, but I'm still inclined to think it's better to either stick with it, or move back to a 3.4 kernel rather than open up a whole new can of worms. There was a bad shutdown bug until 3.9.1, and there are still known bugs in 3.9.1. If we move to the 3.9 series we'll be starting all over on kernel debugging. At some point we need to draw the line.
i do agree with Linux Kernel 3.8.x for now
i'm using VMWare here and i think it's broken if we used a combination of Linux Kernel 3.9 and GCC 4.8 to rebuild the modules
it worked with Linux Kernel 3.9 and GCC 4.7 or Linux Kernel 3.8 and GCC 4.8
Is it relevant for Slackware? -current just upgraded to 3.8.11.
Well, during -current progressions is the more likely time to see Slackware move to 3.9.X. It would be very unlikely within a stable release (don't recall it ever happening). OTOH, I've built kernels in the past that were one or more level 2 version numbers up from the original for that version of Slackware. We'll just have to see what Pat wants to do.