Survey: Linux kernel quality
Posted Jul 13, 2006 10:50 UTC (Thu) by toni
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I also forgot to mention one or the other kernel problem, but I agree to the assessment that the 2.6 series having no consistent quality. One of these was unable to mount my parallel IDE drive which is no problem with an older version that has known security holes, and on another machine, going from 2.6.16 to 2.6.17 sort of breaks disk access (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=377959). But at least it brought back sound which was lost from 2.6.12 to 2.6.16 ;-}
On the downside, I must note that I don't test every kernel variant, but only change the kernel when I suspect that a new kernel might have a fix for (my) known breakage, so error reporting isn't what it theroetically could be.
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