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Presumably it's an older kernel with backported bugfixes.
And that is, incidentally, probably based on 2.4.
Posted Feb 6, 2005 1:17 UTC (Sun) by barryn (subscriber, #5996)
Not if you're running any of the following distributions (and some others too):
Fedora Core 2 or 3
(once it comes out) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (or recompiled clones thereof)
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
SuSE Linux 9.1 or 9.2
2.6 is slowly but steadily taking over...
Posted Feb 6, 2005 3:38 UTC (Sun) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
But I still maintain that if you find a stable Linux kernel, it's more likely to be based on 2.4, because these 2.6-based ones simply aren't stable in the way we got used to in the 2.4 days. The code in 2.6-based kernels is substantially newer and less exposed than in the 2.4-based ones.
I'm still hopeful that the distributions will stick with an old 2.6 level and let it stabilize, but so far I haven't seen the evidence that they will. If they frequently "upgrade" by grabbing all of Linus's recent changes, we'll still have to look to something 2.4-based for any kind of stability.
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