[RFC] Stable kernels

Archaic archaic at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue May 2 09:10:29 PDT 2006


On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 11:03:42AM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 
> At some point, we need to freeze the kernel, just like every other
> package.  Users are free to upgrade to the latest of any package of
> course, but we need a constant platform for testing.  The best way to
> test, IMO, is via building and using the packages in BLFS.  That takes
> some time.

Agreed on all points, especially testing and freezing kernel version.
ICA proves reproducability, not sanity. LFS rebuildability is a step
higher in proving sanity and to some degree stability. And an extensive
BLFS installation can establish sanity and stability. We would need huge
compile farms to try and reach any level of confidence if the base
system kept changing.

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