Linux 4.1 is a longterm kernel.

Greg Kroah-Hartman: “I’ll be maintaining 4.1 for the next two years, proving that after a decade of doing stable kernels, I still do not know any better.”
See Linux-Kernel Archive: [website PATCH] 4.1 is a longterm kernel.
Linus said it a while ago but now it’s official. It’s on the website. 😉 Linux 4.1 will be supported for a couple of years. Yes!

I’ve been using 4.1 for a while and it’s working quite well. I did find a glitch with a reconfiguration of my storage, but it turns out to be a configuration thing, not the kernel. I can’t boot my system without the defective drive in place… I will have to dig deeper, but it won’t boot without the defective drive even with the Debian stock kernel. It’s not the motherboard, either. I can move the defective drive to any interface and the system still boots. Judging by past performance, I should have two years of stable kernels from Greg.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to Linux 4.1 is a longterm kernel.

  1. dougman says:

    Desktop is on 4.2, NAS uses 4.1.7

    Linux Mint 17.2 officially uses 3.16; never had any issues jumping to a newer kernel and it only takes a few minutes at best. With Win-Dohs, you never know for sure and it is far slower and more cumbersome.

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