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  • Oracle Releases Linux 4.14 Based "Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R5 U2"

    Phoronix: Oracle Releases Linux 4.14 Based "Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R5 U2"

    Oracle today announced the general availability release of their Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 Update 2 that pairs with their RHEL-derived Oracle Linux for offering a Linux 4.14 based kernel with various features on top...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...reakable-R5-U2

  • #2
    Only 6 months left of support life for the 4.14 kernel. Might want to hurry up and jump up to 4.19.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by andyprough View Post
      Only 6 months left of support life for the 4.14 kernel. Might want to hurry up and jump up to 4.19.
      That's not how it works. Upstream developers can decide that they want to support 4.14 for a certain period of time but if a commercial company wants to support a particular release for a longer duration using in-house resources, there is no reason to rush to jump up to a higher version number. Several organizations and industry consortiums already do this routinely.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post
        if a commercial company wants to
        given Oracle's track record, that doesn't seem likely.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by hotaru View Post

          given Oracle's track record, that doesn't seem likely.
          Why do you think that? Oracle already has their lifecyle for UEK kernels that is not dependent on the upstream lifecyle

          https://blogs.oracle.com/scoter/orac...l-uek-releases

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          • #6
            Is this really unbreakable as of now?

            They should really change that name to something like "Oracle Kernel"...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
              Is this really unbreakable as of now?

              They should really change that name to something like "Oracle Kernel"...
              If there's anything Oracle has, it's over boasting gimmicky products. It works well for them if I'm honest.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by computerquip View Post

                If there's anything Oracle has, it's over boasting gimmicky products. It works well for them if I'm honest.
                I don't think that it "works" in the sense of making any difference to anything. Quite frankly I don't think that any institution contemplating buying something from Oracle gives a f**k about what they call it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hotaru View Post

                  given Oracle's track record, that doesn't seem likely.
                  You think they've already foisted the responsibility for maintaining it off on some un-funded community group?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by andyprough View Post
                    Only 6 months left of support life for the 4.14 kernel. Might want to hurry up and jump up to 4.19.
                    What times do you live in? 4.14 has almost 2 years of upstream support remaining!

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