Posted Jul 24, 2006 12:27 UTC (Mon) by NAR
In reply to: inotify
Parent article: OLS: On how user space sucks
My hardware is supported out of the box on new kernels, which is wasn't for older.
Your mileage may vary, but I never managed to boot my old 486 with 2.6 kernel - fortunately it worked with 2.4. It didn't worked well, the TCP connection tracking code kept tracking connections that were long gone, so the system ran out of memory, but it still worked. On the other hand, one of the two reasons I use 2.6 on my other computer is that with 2.6 I dont' have to reboot between watching a DVD and burning a CD-R.
Stability has improved. Wireless support has improved. Udev makes things easier for me
Again your mileage may vary, but my computer locks up hard with every single 2.6 if I make a larger I/O operation while watching TV with xawtv - and this wouldn't make a useful bug report. I don't have wireless cards and never felt the need for dynamic /dev, so these features do not make me happy.
WHY 2.6.15, 2.6.16, 2.6.17 series kernels are unusable
Recording audio from TV doesn't work with mplayer. I've reported the bug and it's supposed to be in mplayer and supposed to be fixed, yet it still didn't work when I tried last time. So I stick with 2.6.14.
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