[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: update oldest supported kernel
bluca at debian.org
Fri Oct 13 17:55:45 CEST 2017
On Fri, 2017-10-13 at 15:49 +0000, Mcnamara, John wrote:
> > -----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
> > b/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
> > **Required:**
> > -* 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?
IMHO oldest LTS is a reasonable requirement.
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