LDD3 examples updated

Javier Martinez Canillas martinez.javier at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 12:47:10 EST 2011

> Note that 2.6.32 has been designated a LTS (Long Term Support) kernel
> by the powers that be.
> So that kernel would be good one to focus training resources on.  It
> will likely be supported for several years by Redhat, Suse, Canonical,
> etc.  Thus testing all the LDD3 examples with it would be very
> beneficial.
> ie. It is the basis of SLES 11.1 SP1, etc. so these firms are
> contractually obligated to support a LTS kernel for years.  To lighten
> the load, they got together and chose the 2.6.32 kernel as one they
> would support together.  I think this is the first time they have
> tried this approach.  I suspect they will do it again a couple years
> from now.
> Greg

I totally agree with Greg. 2.6.35 could also be a good version to
focus because people in the embedded world agreed that to reduce
fragmentation they will define kernels "Embedded Flag Versions". A
flag version will be a specific kernel version that vendors will based
their products on.

Many big players (Sony, Google, Meego, and Linaro)  will be using
2.6.35 in its upcoming products so it seems that this version will be
declare as a "flag version" for embedded use.

We can for example have three branches: 2.6.32, 2.6.35 and linux-next.

Best regards,

Javier Martínez Canillas
(+34) 682 39 81 69

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