[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: update oldest supported kernel
john.mcnamara at intel.com
Fri Oct 13 17:49:07 CEST 2017
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dev [mailto:dev-bounces at dpdk.org] On Behalf Of Stephen Hemminger
> Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:17 AM
> To: dev at dpdk.org
> Cc: Stephen Hemminger <stephen at networkplumber.org>
> Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: update oldest supported kernel
> The DPDK needs to stay up to date with current LTS Linux kernel support.
> If the kernel is older than LTS it is likely to be insecure and buggy.
> Therefore only require DPDK to work on oldest LTS kernel.
> If distribution vendors want to support DPDK on older kernels, that is
> their choice. But the upstream source does not need to be cluttered with
> support for this.
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <stephen at networkplumber.org>
> doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst | 4 +++-
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst
> index eb8442c62226..b335da2c086d 100644
> --- a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst
> +++ b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst
> @@ -121,8 +121,10 @@ System Software
> -* Kernel version >= 2.6.34
> +* Kernel version >= 3.2.93
> + The kernel version required is based on the oldest long term stable
> kernel available
> + at kernel.org when the DPDK version is released.
OSV people, any objection to this?
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