[kernel-xen] Kernel Archive
gordan at bobich.net
Tue Jul 15 17:42:32 EST 2014
I'm happy to offer mirror space for such an archive if that'd help.
Can you at least make the src.rpms for older releases available containing the spec/config/patch files, with the kernel source tar ball pointing at kernel.org? That would make the src.rpm tiny yet easily rebuildable.
Steven Haigh <netwiz at crc.id.au> wrote:
>On 15/07/2014 10:14 AM, Gordan Bobic wrote:
>> Is there an archive of older kernels provided in the repository? There
>> are many reasons why forcing the latest and only the latest version on
>> people simply isn't useful.
>There isn't an archive of older releases. The 'rapid' upgrade to 3.14
>was mainly for the implementation of greatly improved disk subsystem in
>Xen - which has been discussed here before. Unless there are major
>changes / improvements in the Xen Dom0 backends, I don't foresee moving
>from the longterm 3.14 branch for a while.
>The older versions are removed due to disk space limitations in some of
>the sites hosting mirrors. I try to keep at least 4 previous versions on
>the mirrors at all times in case there are any issues with the latest
>> For example, I have an Nvidia GPU on my dom0 and use ZFS. Until
>> recently, ZoL didn't support kernels as recent as 3.14, and Nvidia
>> drivers newer than 319.x are broken for Xen dom0 use. Running with a
>> 3.14 kernel requires a newer Nvidia driver than 319.x series.
>> Consequently I am still running 3.9.9, and now that new ZoL was released
>> that supports newer kernels I wanted to upgrade as far as Nvidia driver
>> would allow, but I can't because the only upgrade option is to 3.14,
>> which requires a newer Nvidia driver, which is broken.
>3.9.x was EoL'ed quite a while ago. 3.10, 3.12 & 3.14 are now in long
>term support - with 3.15 being stable and finally 3.16 as mainline.
>I understand the issues with linux and kernel implementations -
>especially when it comes to those damn graphics card drivers - but I had
>to make a compromise here.
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