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SubjectRe: RFD: Kernel release numbering
On Fri, 4 Mar 2005, Jens Axboe wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 04 2005, Jesper Juhl wrote:
> > I run vanilla kernels on all my boxes, workstations and
> > servers, since I don't really trust vendor kernels.
>
> That's a strange statement, I don't think you are aware of
> the level of testing that goes into a vendor kernel, at
> least for the 'enterprise' products. There's just no comparison
> to the vanilla kernels.
>
I can't claim to have any detailed knowledge of that, no.

> Of course fixes get merged back into the vanilla kernels, but
> these just don't have the lengthy test and maturity period
> of vendor kernels (by a long stretch).
>
That's true. I guess my lack of trust in vendor kernels is part being
bitten by them in the past where my own custom build vanilla kernels have
worked fine, and part the fear of getting locked-in to some vendor
specific feature... Perhaps things are different these days and I should
reevaluate my view on vendor kernels - but that's why I haven't been
trusting them.


--
Jesper


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