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

From: Natanael Copa <ncopa_at_alpinelinux.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 09:28:28 +0200

On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:51:31 -0400
<deant_at_hawaii.rr.com> wrote:

>
> ---- Natanael Copa <ncopa_at_alpinelinux.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I wonder if we should upgrade to 3.4.x kernel for v2.4
> >
> > This is not something we normally do.
>
> Anyone know what Brad Spender and the PaX Team intend for long term
> support of the stable grsecurity patches?

I don't know. But there is a chance that they might go for 3.4.

> I'd prefer that Alpine track either the grsecurity 3.x stable patch
> or the testing patch since upstream doesn't provide support for
> older or backported patches.

Yes, but 3.2 kernel feels like a bad kernel.
 
> Neither option seems particularly attractive though - the former
> would mean a move to the 3.2 kernel and the latter a move to the
> 3.5 one.

Yes, not an ideal situation to be in.

I would still prefer go for 3.4 over 3.5. I don't think 3.5 kernel will
be maintained long.

I have backported grsec patches before. It is not that hard.

-nc


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