QKernelVersionAndFlavors

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Summary

Discuss the mainline baseline version for Q 12.10. Also discuss the current kernel flavors for each architecture. We will also touch on the support of ports architectures.

Release note

TBD

Assumptions

Based on the cadence of previous upstream releases, I'd anticipate the following upstream release timeline:

  • The v3.4 kernel is predicted for Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  • The v3.5 kernel is predicted for Friday, August 24, 2012
  • The v3.6 kernel is predicted for Monday, November 12, 2012

Kernel freeze for Precise is Oct 4, 2012

Flavours

Distro

Architecture

Flavour

Description

i386

generic

kernel for desktop machines with less than 4GB of ram

i386

generic-pae

kernel for desktop machines with more than 4GB of ram

i386

virtual

kernel for virtual machine use (KVM/EC2)

amd64

generic

kernel for desktop/server machines

amd64

virtual

kernel for virtual machine use (KVM/EC2)

armel/armhf

omap

kernel for ARM OMAP-3 hardware

armel/armhf

omap4

kernel for ARM OMAP-3 hardware

Ports

Architecture

Flavour

Description

powerpc

powerpc-smp

PowerPC with SMP support

powerpc

powerpc64-smp

PowerPC64 with SMP support

BoF agenda and discussion


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