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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.10
On Thu, 27 Sep 2001, George R. Kasica wrote:

> I'm currently running 2.4.5 here and I'm considering 2.4.10 but am
> somewhat more nervous about this release than others based on the
> number of reports of problems I'm seeing...
>
> What would be the advice of others in terms of moving up from 2.4.5
> which has been rock solid here?
>
> Would you recommend doing the upgrade or waiting for 2.4.11 or is
> there a middle ground release (2.4.6,7,8,9) that you'd recommend.

2.4.4 was the last kernel to pass the first stage of internal validation
where I work. (Okay, the first stage is me. :P). And the last to make it
out to the developers.

2.4.5 was pulled because of lkml reports of panics when unmounting
filesystems, and 2.4.7-9 all died or skrewed up on my test battery (a
couple of dd's to /dev/null, ping -f localhost, make -j32 && make modules
-j32 in /usr/src/linux)

2.4.10 just passed the first stage, and is entering the second stage of
evaluation, of which I know not what they do to it.

I'd say try it on a non-production system, beat on it for a while, and see
what comes out ...


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-- In theory, theory and practise are the same. In practise, they aren't.

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