View Full Version : [all variants] What is the implication of not upgrading your kernel?

February 25th, 2016, 02:05 AM
I am having a problem with how the kernel talks to my machine. I have outlined the issue here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2314666

The workaround for this issue is to hold the kernel at version

My understanding is that the kernel is the main conduit between the OS and hardware. Upgrades aim to improve performance and plug security issues. Holding a kernel at a particular version is likely to put your computer at risk the longer you don't upgrade.

Is my understanding correct? Should I be concerned?

February 25th, 2016, 02:07 AM
Please don't start multiple threads dealing with the same issue. You may add your comments as a new post in the other thread.