Fate of 4.14 targets

Adrian Schmutzler mail at adrianschmutzler.de
Fri Aug 7 10:38:38 EDT 2020

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> Subject: Fate of 4.14 targets
> Hi together,
> with bcm47xx/bcm53xx bumped to 5.4 now (thanks!), we are left we the
> following targets that (most likely) won't be moved to 5.4 anymore:
> 4.19: cns3xxx
> 4.14: ar71xx, at91, ath25, pistachio, rb532, samsung, uml
> Now, where 20.xx comes closer, I wonder whether we should remove the
> 4.14 targets _before_ branching.
> Those are already two LTS kernel versions behind, the probability that
> somebody will bump them to an even newer kernel after 20.xx is quite small.
> Despite, if we drop them before the branch, we only have to drop them
> once. :-) After having reminded about the situation of the named targets
> several times, I don't think anything will change if we wait any longer with
> this step.
> The only remaining targets with 4.14 support would be ramips and arc770
> then.

FYI: For illustration, I've put together a staging tree including everything up to the final removal of kernel 4.14 here:

Both trees are equivalent, just the "viewer" is different :-)



> Thoughts/opinions?
> Best
> Adrian
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