We have recently started the stabilization of gentoo-sources-4.14.8.

Very soon we received reports regarding broken e1000e driver [1] and moved
to gentoo-sources-4.14.8-r1.

Since then we keep receiving new problems related to 4.14.x kernel:

- IPSec is broken [2]

- Change in 4.14.9 broke nVIDIA driver [3]

- Colors on console are broken with some Radeon HD cards [4]

- BUG report on boot [5]

- Unbootable system with CONFIG_MCORE2 [6]

- ...more bugs [7]

While not all issues are present in gentoo-sources-4.14.8-r1 we are
concerned about the current stability/quality of the 4.14.x branch in
general and don't feel comfortable recommending 4.14.x branch for general
use at the moment. But that's what a stable USE flag means for most
Gentoo users.

So, for now, we have decided to drop gentoo-sources-4.14.x stable keywords.
We will keep watching 4.14 branch and once the stability/quality matches
our requirements we will restart stabilization.

Keep in mind: We are only dropping stable USE flags. If
gentoo-sources-4.14.x works for you and you want to keep it, just keyword
the package on your own!

[1] https://bugs.gentoo.org/641818

[2] https://bugs.gentoo.org/642454

[3] http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1712.3/00099.html

[4] https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198273

[5] https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/12/25/177

[6] https://bugs.gentoo.org/642268


Alice Ferrazzi

Gentoo Kernel Project Leader
Gentoo Foundation Board Member
Mail: Alice Ferrazzi <ali...@gentoo.org>
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