The upstream release notes state:
"The minimum Linux kernel version that this version of the GNU C Library
can be used with is 3.2, except on i86 and x86_64, where Linux
kernel version 2.6.32 or later suffices (on architectures that already required kernel versions more recent than 3.2, those requirements remain unchanged). Linux 3.2 or later kernel headers are required on all architectures."
... however, on upgrade to Debian Stretch (currently testing as of
today), on a machine running OpenVZ 6 (2.6.32 kernel based, and
supported until 2019), you are given the warning:
"This version of the GNU libc requires kernel version 3.2 or later.
Older versions might work but are not officially supported. Please
consider upgrading your kernel."
This seems somewhat misleading, and implies that upstream do not support 2.6.32, even on amd64/i386.
If you feel that a warning is still warranted, then perhaps something
this would be more informative:
"This version of the GNU libc can be used with kernel version 2.6.32 or
later on i386 and amd64 (and version 3.2 on most other architectures).
Please be aware that the Debian maintainers do not routinely test the
GNU libc packages with kernel verisons other than those included with
the Debian release which they are part of."
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