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Old 08-26-2016, 04:34 PM   #1
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Kernel 4.6 EOL already.

Was surprised to see this but not disappointed. I have had problems with 4.6 kernels that I never resolved.

Not sure why it got EOL though. Have not read any specific details on the decision.
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Was it an LTS release to begin with?
Old 08-27-2016, 01:45 PM   #3
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This is the new way of doing kernels. 4.5 has been EOL for a while now. 4.4 is a LTS, 4.6 is just EOL'd, 4.7 is current stable but will be EOL'd not overly long after 4.8 is released. No idea what the next long term kernel is, but there's still a ton of active long term kernels (3.2, 3.4 (should be eol soon), 3.10, 3.12, 3.14 (should be eol soon), 3.16, 3.18, 4.1, 4.4 right now).
Old 08-27-2016, 02:00 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Rinndalir View Post
Not sure why it got EOL though.
Because it is not longterm.
Old 08-27-2016, 02:27 PM   #5
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Longterm release kernels 
Version 	Maintainer 	Released 	Projected EOL
4.4 	Greg Kroah-Hartman 	2016-01-10 	Feb, 2018
4.1 	Sasha Levin 	2015-06-21 	Sep, 2017
3.18 	Sasha Levin 	2014-12-07 	Jan, 2017
3.16 	Ben Hutchings 	2014-08-03 	Apr, 2020
3.14 	Greg Kroah-Hartman 	2014-03-30 	Aug, 2016
3.12 	Jiri Slaby 	2013-11-03 	Jan, 2017
3.10 	Willy Tarreau 	2013-06-30 	Oct, 2017
3.4 	Li Zefan 	2012-05-20 	Sep, 2016
3.2 	Ben Hutchings 	2012-01-04 	May, 2018


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