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Re: [suse-security] Re: [suse-security-announce] SUSE Security Announcement: kernel (SUSE-SA:2004:028)



On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 11:33:40PM +0200, Rene Gallati wrote:
> Marcus Meissner wrote:
> 
> >On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 09:06:23PM +0200, Rene Gallati wrote:
> >
> >>Al Bogner wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>I am unsure if the problems are solved in 2.6.5-7.108-default, 
> >>>because I downloaded the kernel today before I received this mail. 
> >>>Could you please name the kernels exactly, which have the bugs 
> >>>solved, in the announcement?
> >>
> >>The previous version was 2.6.5-7.104, so you certainly have the new one.
> >>
> >>I personally wouldn't mind a jump to 2.6.8.1 for a specific driverfix I 
> >>may have a need to but probably will just try the next kernel of the day.
> >
> >The 2.6.5-7.108 kernel contains the fix.
> >
> >We will not upgrade to 2.6.8 in the stable product lines (9.1 and sles9),
> >however 9.2 will have a newer 2.6 kernel.
> 
> Well never say never, there may yet be some master bug forcing a version 
> jump. Or what was the reason that there was a switch from 2.6.4 (SuSE 
> 9.1 default installation) to the current 2.6.5 version ?

Both SLES 9 and SuSE Linux 9.1 share the same kernel to reduce QA efforts
for kernel updates. Since the SLES 9 kernel very very likely will stay at this
level the 9.1 kernel will too.

The switch was the catchup of the 9.1 kernel to the SLES 9 kernel.

Ciao, Marcus

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