Kernel Backports for preceding LTS

Registered by Andy Whitcroft on 2010-04-28

Continue to Evaluate, Specify, and Deliver backported kernels for Lucid LTS.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Pete Graner
Priority:
Essential
Drafter:
Andy Whitcroft
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Tim Gardner
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for maverick
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-10.10
Started by
Pete Graner on 2010-05-27
Completed by
Tim Gardner on 2010-11-19

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Work Items for maverick-alpha-1:
setup PPA for LTS backports of the maverick kernel - decided to use existing kernel-ppa:DONE

Work Items for ubuntu-10.10:
Investigate MIR process for this package:DONE
interlock with QA to set support levels:POSTPONED

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2010-may-14 (apw): support is only expected to be provided on certified hardware. The kernels are intended to provided as an elective install of a new kernel linux-maverick-server. We will indeed have to work out support levels and guarentees for these kernels.

2010-may-14: What is the impact on Canonical support services if we are providing later kernels into the LTS.
How will the kernels be provided, will they appear in the archive as upgrades?
We need an internal discussion of whether we're wiling to provide the same guarantees as the existing LTS kernel.

2010-may-25 (rtg) Backported kernels will be supplied as a Lucid package in 'main'. They will also be an installer option on the Lucid point release DVD. These kernels will be supported and released in conjunction with the release kernel upon which it is based. For example, the Maverick LTS backport will be updated within a few days of the actual Maverick kernel upload to proposed. These kernels will be supported according to the standard policies of their respective releases, e.g., the Maverick backport will get SRU and CVE patches for 18 months.

2010-nov-19 (rtg) Uploaded linux-lts-backport-maverick 2.6.35-22.34 to lucid-proposed 5 weeks ago.

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