[TriLUG] upgrade to 2.4.17!
Mon, 28 Jan 2002 16:28:57 -0500
On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 11:54:21AM -0500, Andrew C. Oliver wrote:
> Its about freaking time. I was initially kind of skeptical when linus
> chose to rip out the memory stuff and replace it after release but now I
> see the wisdom in it. All of those folks posting performance tests have
> missed the point.
I don't think there is any wisdom to it. He tried to put new code into
a release-line kernel and got burned. It's taken them from 2.4.10
to 2.4.17 to get things stable again.
That said, the new memory code is an improvement and 2.4 will benefit
from it. But it was still a bad software engineering decision to drop
it into release code.
> *emptor cavet* - I'm sure 2.4.17 (now that I've recommended it) will
> have some horrid flaw to be discovered shortly after I post this, but so
> far it seems like its the first one they got right IMHO.
It's because it's the first one after they did what they should have done
when 2.4.0 came out in the first place: start 2.5.x and dump new code
into the 2.5 devel-line kernels.
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