Re: RFC: drop support for kernels < 2.6.22

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On Thu, 27 Nov 2008 07:41:39 -0200
Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, 27 Nov 2008 08:32:22 +0100
> Hans Verkuil <hverkuil@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > It been my opinion for quite some time now that we are too generous
> > in the number of kernel versions we support. I think that the
> > benefits no longer outweight the effort we have to put in.
> > 
> > This is true in particular for the i2c support since that changed a
> > lot over time. Kernel 2.6.22 is a major milestone for that since it 
> > introduced the new-style i2c API.
> I prefer to keep backward compat with older kernels. Enterprise
> distros like RHEL is shipped with older kernels (for example RHEL5
> uses kernel 2.6.18). We should support those kernels.

Agreed. I'm using 2.6.18 kernel on some of my machines.

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