Survey: Linux kernel quality
Posted Jul 13, 2006 4:36 UTC (Thu) by dlang
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I actually just upgraded my desktop at work from 2.6.17-rc2 to 2.6.18-rc1 (I never bothered to install a later 2.6.17 kernel on there, I would have had to reboot the box :-)
actually, what triggered the upgrade is that I did hav ethe box lock up on me, so I upgraded to the latest. if it crashes on me I'll try something else.
on my server at home I went from the gentoo 2.6.15 to 2.6.17-rc1, to 2.6.17-rc2 and finally identified my problem as a driver issue (so I stopped useing that scsi controller until the fix was announced), it's now runnign 2.6.18-rc1 as well, nothing critical there yet (the old server is still around, just in case) I'll probably start waiting for -rc2 on the home server and stick with my laptop or desktop for the -rc1 or -git versions.
production systems are very different. those I pick what looks like a good one and start testing it when it's released, I don't start actually running critical systems on it for several weeks (I like to wait until 2.6.x+1 is out to see what fixes it includes, but the -stable support greatly reduces the need for that)
an interesting question would be to list a bunch of kernel versions and ask which one would you run on a test machine, which on a personal desktop/laptop, which you would let run on a friends machine, and which into production
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