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SubjectRe: Using ilookup?
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On Wed, 2004-10-13 at 04:50, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > 2') A further issue here is that ilookup is not available in some older 2.4.x
> > versions. Is it Ok to just patch the ilookup code in, say, 2.4.27 back into
> > earlier versions (say 2.4.18 which seems a popular vintage for embedded stuff
> > for some reason or other).
>
> No. If these people want new file systems and new features in code code,
> why on earth are they still using 2.4.18? They should be on 2.6, or at
> _least_ current 2.4 kernels. I could sort of understand if they've had a
> lot of testing in the two and a half years since 2.4.18 was released and
> they don't want to change _anything_.... but that obviously isn't the
> case if they're adding new stuff like this.

2.4.18 is probably popular for embedded applications because that's
about where development on the preempt/low latency patches for 2.4
stopped.

Lee

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