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Old 09-09-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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LXer: This week at LWN: Some numbers and thoughts on the stable kernels


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Much attention goes toward mainline kernel releases, but relatively few users are actually running those kernels. Instead, they run kernels provided by their distributors, and those kernels, in turn, are based off the stable kernel series. The practice of releasing stable kernels has been going for well over five years now, so perhaps it's time to look back at how it has been going.

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