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Re: Requiring Linux 3.2 for glibc 2.24

On 2016-01-31 16:22, Joseph Myers wrote:
> As Linux 2.6.32 has been announced to reach end-of-line next month 
> <>, I propose that for glibc 2.24 we 
> require Linux 3.2 as the minimum kernel version when glibc is used on 
> systems with the Linux kernel and there isn't already a more recent 
> architecture-specific minimum.  This would continue to be the minimum 
> until 3.2 reaches EOL (currently listed as May 2018 at 
> <>).  3.2 would thus also be 
> the minimum headers version as well as the minimum version at runtime.

I am in favor of that. That said when have we tried to do so in Debian
stretch/sid (which will be released in 2017), people started to complain
loudly that it breaks openvz. We had to revert the change given a lot of
VPS providers are using openvz.

It seems that openvz is currently not ported on more recent kernels than
2.6.32 and that it will be supported until 2019 for SLES11 and 2020 for
RHEL7. This unfortunately doesn't encourage openvz to move to newer


Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B       

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