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From: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>
To: dev@dpdk.org
Cc: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>
Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] doc: update minimum supported kernel
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:06:17 -0700
Message-ID: <20210419220617.255299-1-stephen@networkplumber.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210303182856.70609-1-sthemmin@microsoft.com>

The DPDK project is only committed to supporting upstream kernel
versions that are still in support. The 3.16 kernel has reached
End Of Life (in June 2020). The next LTS kernel is 4.4 and is
supported until February 2020.

This does not change the existing policy that distribution kernels
that are older are still supported.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>
v2 - current LTS is 4.4

 doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst
index dfe8f4ef3bfb..44eeb4bea985 100644
--- a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst
@@ -123,7 +123,7 @@ System Software
-*   Kernel version >= 3.16
+*   Kernel version >= 4.4
     The kernel version required is based on the oldest long term stable kernel available
     at kernel.org when the DPDK version is in development.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-04-19 22:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-03 18:28 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] " Stephen Hemminger
2021-03-16 10:59 ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-03-16 11:52   ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-03-16 12:54     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-03-16 15:50     ` Stephen Hemminger
2021-04-19 22:06 ` Stephen Hemminger [this message]
2021-05-19 16:37   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] " Thomas Monjalon

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