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SubjectRe: Distributions vs kernel development
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Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@osdl.org> writes:

> After having being burned twice: first by Mandrake and supermount, and
> second by SuSe and reiserfs attributes; are any of the distributions
> committed to making sure that their distribution will run the standard
> kernel? (ie. 2.6.X from kernel.org). When running a non-vendor kernel,
> I need to reasonably expect that the system will boot and all the
> filesystems and standard devices are available. I don't expect every
> startup script to run clean, or every device that has a driver only in
> the vendor kernel to work.

My last slackware install used an unmodified kernel, I don't know if
the latest versions so the same. I run gentoo with vanilla 2.6
kernels. I recently installed a vanilla 2.6 kernel on a redhat9
machine, without any problems (which quite surprised me).

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Måns Rullgård
mru@kth.se

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