It's fairly easy to understand EOL, mainline and stable kernel, but I'm not sure about longterm here,

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What does it mean, or how does it differ from stable kernel?

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Check What does "stable/EOL" and "longterm" mean? @ https://www.kernel.org/category/faq.html


It means that they'll keep backporting fixes to it for a while, but no new development/enhancement goes into it.

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