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SubjectRe: Development Setups
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> I was thinking of starting with a modern machine for developing/compiling on, 
> and then older machine(s) for testing. This way I would not risk losing data

That is how I work. One box editing/building and one testing. It also allows
you to stare at dumps, oopses and things as well as the source at the same
time.

> Instead of having separate machines, there is the possibility of using the
> Usermode port. As I understand it this lags behind the -ac and linus kernels
> so it would be hard to test things like the new VM's. Usermode would not be

Usermode Linux is merged with the -ac tree - it is great if you want to do
non device driver hardware work.
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