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SubjectRe: Bad news

On Fri, 20 Sep 1996, Boris Tobotras wrote:
> >
> > I do hope you read the documentation and UPGRADED all your utilities
> > to v2.0.20 compatible ones. Red Hat has RPMs for this too.
> Of course I did, always running bleeding edge kernel. Note that
> even if I didn't, it is not cause to crash the kernel, right?

Right. User-level problems are _never_ a excuse for a kernel crash, so
upgrading doesn't matter. There are a few obvious exceptions to this:
- if the compiler you compiled the kenrel with is knackered, the kernel may
obviously be unstable
- if some really basic system utilities are bad, or you're running as
root, all bets are off (root can do "interesting" things with direct IO
access, /dev/mem etc). But the really basic sysutils are stuff like
"bdflush" not working at all, etc.

In this case everything of that type seemed to be ok, so it's something


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