Debian is running 2.6.32-5. Recent kernels seem to have addressed some kernel soft lockup issues, I'd like to try them. Although... the patches don't seem to be in the Debian-stable repository.
# dpkg -l linux-image-2.6.32-5-686 Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Description +++-======================-================================================================================== ii linux-image-2.6.32-5-6 2.6.32-44 Linux 2.6.32 for modern PCs
- Why is the Debian "Version" 2.6.32-44 when the kernel is 2.6.32-5 ?
- What does upgrading to Debian version 2.6.32-45 (of the 2.6.32-5 kernel) buy me? I can't seem to find the Debian release notes on this upgrade/fix/patch.
- I assume Debian isn't backporting Kernel patches. Can I just download the latest deb of the kernel, modules and dependencies and dpkg -i it? Sure I won't be on a "stable" kernel, but at least my system might not be doing the soft-lockups.
Any help would be appreciated. Pointers to specific Debian documentation on this would be ideal. There's something I'm missing here.