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Re: [alpine-devel] 3.4 kernel for v2.4 stable?

From: Kevin Chadwick <>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:07:56 +0100

> * We are not the first switching from v3.3 to v3.4. Fedora 17 already
> did.

I see no problem with 3.4 but I wouldn't track fedora for good practice,
they shipped grub2 beta which damages multi-boot setups and which was
explained in an entire paragraph warning of this in the relatively short

> Cons:
> * Risk for unexpected breakages.
> * We still have to backport grsecurity patches since they are not
> supported from anymore.

I guess it would be counter productive now but wouldn't it be easier
for you to track 3.2 and the stable grsecurity patch or is the
backporting little work?

'Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work
together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a
universal interface'
(Doug McIlroy)
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