Posted Feb 6, 2005 3:38 UTC (Sun) by giraffedata
In reply to: stable kernel
Parent article: NETIF_F_LLTX and race conditions
I presume you're saying that the distributions mentioned are providing stabilized 2.6-based kernels, or recommending them, or abandonning support of 2.4-based kernels.
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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