Linux: 2.4.28-pre4, No More New Features For 2.4

Ian Romanick idr at
Tue Oct 12 09:40:36 PDT 2004

Jon Smirl wrote:
> Marcelo Tosatti [interview] released 2.4.28-pre4 with few changes
> since -pre3 a month ago [story], "it contains a number of driver
> updates (pcnet, e1000, gdth, prism54), a network update from David,
> few more gcc3.4 warning fixes." He noted that no more new features are
> planned for the 2.4 stable kernel, "from now on [I] can change only
> what is necessary and let the 2.4 tree [rest] in peace :)"
> What should be our policy toward 2.4? For example if 2.4 is now closed
> should we implement the drm-core model for it? What about new drivers?
> If 2.4 is closed these aren't going to be accepted.
> This is a different question than fixing the drivers that are already
> in 2.4. We should still do that as we find problems.

Given that, it seems reasonable to not implement drm-core for 2.4.  If 
we need to apply bug fixes to 2.4, we'll just have to figure out how to 
back-port them to the old arch.

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