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I propose that the number of kernels installed at any one time be limited to, perhaps, 3.


  • Name: Anne Wilson
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Current status

  • Targeted release: <software_release> (if needed), <Mageia release>
  • Last updated: 2020/04/07
  • Percentage of completion: <XX>%

Detailed Description

When, during an update, a new kernel is to be installed, the number of currently installed kernels should be checked. If the new kernel would take it to above the target number, the oldest kernel should be automatically removed.

Why it would be good for Mageia to include it

While it is useful to be able to go back to an older kernel if a new one does not suit your hardware, it must be rare for anyone to need to go back more than one version. By proposing that 3 kernels are kept, a safety margin is included.

A minor, but aesthetic, advantage is that the Grub menu would be tidier, and have a more professional look.

Test case

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Software / Packages Dependencies

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Release Notes


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