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SubjectRe: 2.2.x instabilities

Hi,

IMO, Kernel 2.03x has been worked on long so that it is stable. that's why
the
minor version become 3x......But 2.2 just release, now is 9. I think it may not
as
stable as 2.0. :p
Regards,

Hilary


rewt wrote:

> why dont you switch back to 2.0.X? and wait for the 2.2.X to stablize.
>
> On Fri, 4 Jun 1999, ron flory wrote:
>
> > hi-
> >
> > I am writing to ask (beg) that work continue on stabilizing 2.2.x
> > series kernels before diverting valuable resources to 2.3.x. Traffic
> > on this list is an indication that we still have some work to do.
> >
> > In comparison to the 2.0.3x series, 2.2.x is not quite ready for
> > production use. I have several systems that have been running under
> > 2.0.3x continuously for nearly a year, whereas I'm lucky to get a week
> > on any 2.2.x system (and I have many).
> >
> > I'm not calling anybody names, or placing blame, but we need to do
> > better if we want the Linux movement to continue in such a positive
> > direction. Remember, NT 5.0 is still bubbling in the redmond kitchens,
> > and they are going to come out fighting. Admittedly its not our only
> > concern, but MS plays dirty.....
> >
> > 2.2.x still has problems with:
> >
> > * NFS. old user-space NFS still works, kernel-space is hosed major.
> > There are problems with timeouts, crashes, stale handles, error
> > messages, code warnings.......
> >
> > * swap issues.
> >
> > * networking instabilities.
> >
> > * NCP (novell) clients are iffy. I can break it in minutes.
> >
> > * SMP is still 'delicate'.
> >
> > * SMP/Alpha threads/mutexes are unstable.
> >
> > * kernel sources often generate errors/warnings. We can do a LOT
> > better here.
> >
> > * kernel crashes/oops's. I NEVER got one of these with 2.0.x kernels.
> >
> > These are all issues that MS can play upon. Most of this stuff can be
> > caught with better testing practices in a short time. I feel this
> > should be done before chasing after the shiny new 2.3.x rainbow.
> >
> > In spite of all I've said here, I still feel that Linux is far superior
> > to anything else out there, and I'll continue to use, promote, and
> > develop it for the foreseeable future...
> >
> > ron
> >
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