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SubjectRe: [PATCH for v3.18 00/18] Backport CVE-2017-13166 fixes to Kernel 3.18

2018년 03월 29일 13:25에 Greg KH 이(가) 쓴 글:
> On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 08:22:08AM +0900, Inki Dae wrote:
>> Really thanks for doing this. :) There would be many users who use
>> Linux-3.18 for their products yet.
> For new products? They really should not be. The kernel is officially

Really no. Old products would still be using Linux-3.18 kernel without kernel upgrade. For new product, most of SoC vendors will use Linux-4.x including us.
Actually, we are preparing for kernel upgrade for some devices even some old devices (to Linux-4.14-LTS) and almost done.

> end-of-life, but I'm keeping it alive for a short while longer just
> because too many people seem to still be using it. However, they are
> not actually updating the kernel in their devices, so I don't think I
> will be doing many more new 3.18.y releases.
> It's a problem when people ask for support, and then don't use the
> releases given to them :(
> What is keeping you on 3.18.y and not allowing you to move to a newer
> kernel version?

We also want to move to latest kernel version. However, there is a case that we cannot upgrade the kernel.
In case that SoC vendor never share firmwares and relevant data sheets, we cannot upgrade the kernel. However, we have to resolve the security issues for users of this device.

Inki Dae

> thanks,
> greg k-h

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