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From: Florian Philipp <lists@×××××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] dropping support for <linux-2.6.16 on glibc systems
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 19:02:12
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] dropping support for by Mike Frysinger
Am 09.05.2012 15:47, schrieb Mike Frysinger:
> our glibc versions long ago stopped working with linux-2.4 due to NPTL being > required. further, we've long set the min kernel version to 2.6.9 in the > ebuild itself. so bumping it to 2.6.16 isn't a stretch. > > the driving force here is that glibc upstream is looking to set the min kernel > version to 2.6.16. if there's no real incentive for us to support anything > older, then we'll follow suite. > -mike
Can you please keep an old version in the tree? Masked if necessary. There are still virtual private server hosts out there using 2.6.9 (usually old Red Hat or SuSE servers) and with OpenVZ you cannot deploy your own kernel. Regards, Florian Philipp


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