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Rock solid?  You must have better luck than I and many acquaintances with
Redhat. We've tried out many Redhat distros just to be caught in an
avalanche of bug and other "issues". Furthermore they appear to just love
beta or alpha software. I still cannot believe that they used an ALPHA
version of vim 6.0 as the default system text editor. Only guess is that it
must have been just for the extra version number since the 5.x versions have
all been more than enough for simple text editing.

----- Original Message -----
From: "J Sloan" <jjs@lexus.com>
To: "Tim Moore" <timothymoore@bigfoot.com>
Cc: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 3:59 PM
Subject: [OT] Re: Which kernel (Linus or ac)?


> Tim Moore wrote:
>
> > Observations based on Roswell 2 and identical Abit BP6's: faster disk
> > I/O and kernel builds (same options), smoother X11 performance (SVGA),
> > higher LAN network I/O (switched LNE100TX) under heavy loads, and, none
> > of the recent latency or VM issues.
>
> You might have a pathological case there, it's
> not unheard of -
>
> But just out of curiosity, are you comparing the
> stock kernel shipped with roswell, which is of
> necessity safe, bland and generic, to your own
> optimized, hand configured, custom compiled
> 2.2 kernel?
>
> Just compiling a 2.4.9-ac by hand gave me 30%
> benchmark improvement over the kernel that
> shipped with roswell, so be sure to compare
> apples with apples!
>
> > As for features, I don't need any
> > new feature specific to 2.4.
>
> iptables is one biggie for me -
>
> > I see your point but everything since 2.2.19p2 been stable for my NFS
> > and app server testing needs as well as primary desktop machine.
>
> As long as it does the job, no rush to upgrade -
>
> I have some very busy servers running 2.2.17,
> which have uptimes near 500 days - I'm in no
> hurry to upgrade those - but for any new installs,
> a Red Hat or Suse 2.4-based distro is the only
> thing that makes any sense to me -
>
> With all the talk about "instability" in the 2.4
> series, the fact is, you run a 2.4 distro kernel
> that has been painstakingly patched & brutally
> QA'd the way e.g. Red Hat does, and you will
> have stability.
>
> cu
>
> jjs
>
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