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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:51 am    Post subject: Why is rt-sources not supported? Reply with quote

Just curious - not trying to get it supported. I'd like to understand, that's all.

Ebuild spits out
Code:

 * For specific information on why this kernel is unsupported, please read:
 * https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Kernel_Security

But that page has no information about why rt-sources (or any other non-supported sources) is not supported.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My guess...
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Making a new kernel source

Adding a new kernel source into the main Gentoo repository is not recommended by the Gentoo Security project. Unless it is a kernel source you think could be used by a wide number of users, please end your consideration here and simply use an overlay. If you do believe that it is, you must be willing to become the security maintainer. Being the security maintainer for a kernel source means being willing to devote a significant amount of time to closing security bugs for that kernel source. Additionally, you must take care that your kernel source never falls into hard masking. If it does, your kernel source will automatically lose Gentoo Security support, and may be subject to removal from the repository.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing I can guess from that is the Gentoo kernel team needs to limit scope so that they can have enough time to support already-supported kernels.

Did I guess right?
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