[Starlingx-discuss] Migrate Starling X kernel patches to LTS kernel

Victor Rodriguez vm.rod25 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 02:42:35 UTC 2018

On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 8:25 PM Rowsell, Brent
<Brent.Rowsell at windriver.com> wrote:
> There are two kernels, standard and rt.
> Both are centos 7.5 based with a small set of patches applied on top along with modified kernel config options.

Thanks for the clarification

> Not quite understanding what you are asking. Are you proposing to replace the kernel in the starlingX project or just in your local environment  ?

For my local environment. I would not like to use CentOS kernel 3.10
but instead LTS 4.19

> What is the objective here ?

To have a more stable and secure kernel on my production system, there
are security fixes that would like to have on my kernel that LTS

I know RHEL/CentOS is based on kernel 3.10 but other OSs are ot like


> Brent
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Victor Rodriguez [mailto:vm.rod25 at gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 9:20 PM
> To: starlingx-discuss at lists.starlingx.io
> Subject: [Starlingx-discuss] Migrate Starling X kernel patches to LTS kernel
> Hi team
> I am a new user/developer of starling X and after searching into the kernel metapatches at:
> https://git.starlingx.io/cgit/stx-integ/tree/kernel
> Some questions came to me :
> As far as I can see we are under kernel 3.10 from RHEL RT fork right?
> There are some ( actually many ) security and functional changes that exist in the LTS kernel ( like 4.19 as an example), because of that I would like to use a more stable kernel into my starling x system
> Is there any specific reason why use that specific for from RHEL?
> What does starling X think about the migration of these patches ( some of them are already applied into the latest versions of Linux Kernel)?
> What kind of test should I perform to check that my vanilla kernel + STX patches work as expected?
> All feedback is more than welcome
> BTW thanks to Mario and Saul for the help on understand more these patches
> Regards
> Victor Rodriguez
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