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Re: Requiring Linux 3.2 for glibc 2.24

On 2016-02-09 15:55, Joseph Myers wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Feb 2016, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> > 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.
> Was there any controversy for architectures other than x86 / x86_64?  
> While I'm not convinced it's sensible to try to support late-2016 
> distributions running on kernel series dating from 2009, as I said in 
> <>, changing the 
> minimum for other architectures does allow a fair number of the cleanups, 
> although not all of them.

No there was no controversy for others architecture, and actually we
reverted the change only for x86 / x86_64.

Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B       

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