Why is the lowlatency kernel not updating in tandem with generic?

Asked by dot dot dot on 2012-11-08

When 12.04 was released, the generic and lowlatency kernels were both at v3.2.0-23 and since then have diverged. Generic continually gets updated and the lowlatency kernel remains the same version. Is there some reason for this?

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I suggest you report a bug. If there is significant reasoning that you can find to update the realtime kernel it will be upgraded sooner rather than later

I talked to Andy Whitcroft who said lowlatency would be updated in a week or 2 and that further development was being done by the Ubuntu kernel team to work towards getting lowlatency releases to be as frequent as generic releases.

The concern here is this bug:
http://www.h-online.com/newsticker/news/item/Bug-in-Linux-kernel-can-damage-RAID-arrays-1621164.html