Changes between Version 23 and Version 24 of linux/kernel


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Timestamp:
06/29/2020 05:49:54 PM (2 years ago)
Author:
Tim Harvey
Comment:

added more detail on various kernel sources

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    1313=== Mainline upstream Linux kernel
    14 Gateworks usually recommends using the mainline or upstream Linux kernel because it has the most up-to-date features and bug-fixes that have been accepted and peer reviewed from the widest array of kernel developers around the world.
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    16 The 'mainline' Linux kernel is the one officially released by Linus Torvalds and has an approximate release cycle of every 6 months.
     14Gateworks usually recommends using the mainline or upstream Linux LTS/stable kernel because it has the most up-to-date features and bug-fixes that have been accepted and peer reviewed from the widest array of kernel developers around the world.
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     16The 'mainline' Linux kernel is the one officially released by Linus Torvalds and has an approximate release cycle of every 6 months and has a major and minor version number components like v5.7.
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     18The 'stable' Linux kernel refers to periodic patches that address security issues and bugs (but not new features) and has a major, a minor, and a stable release version number like v5.7.6.
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     20Certain kernel versions are designated as 'long term support' kernels (LTS) which means they will get support in the 'stable' tree for several years.
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     22Gateworks has Github kerel repo's for each of our product families that can be described as:
     23 - based on (usually the latest) LTS kernel
     24 - usually a 'stable' branch release of that LTS kernel (but we don't often periodically rebase on top of new stable releases)
     25 - patches that may not yet be upstream or have been backported from a newer kernel
     26 - a defconfig that enables everything necessary to support the devices on the board as well as module support for a large variety of usb and pcie devices
     27 - a bootscript that can be used to boot that particular kernel
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    1829Resources:
    19  * [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git Linux git]
    20  * https://www.kernel.org
     30 * https://www.kernel.org - The Linux Kernel
     31 * [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git Linux mainline git]
     32 * [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux.git/ Linux stable git]
     33 * [https://github.com/gateworks/linux-venice Gateworks kernel for IMX8M based Venice]
     34 * [https://github.com/gateworks/linux-newport Gateworks kernel for CN80xx based Newport]
     35 * [https://github.com/gateworks/linux-imx6 Gateworks kernel for IMX6 based Ventana]
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    2237See also:
    2338 * [wiki:ventana/#mainline-linux Gateworks mainline linux details and patches]
    24  * http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git - source
    25  * https://www.kernel.org/ - source archives
    2639 * http://kernelnewbies.org/LinuxVersions - Linux version info
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