Old kernels and new compilers
Posted Aug 24, 2006 22:29 UTC (Thu) by cventers
In reply to: Old kernels and new compilers
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Agreed. It's not that I haven't had 2.6 bugs, but I've never seen 2.6
just decide to panic out of the blue. If something's wrong, it's going to
bite almost immediately.
In fact, you can abuse the piss out of 2.6 (repeatedly insert buggy
kernel modules you're working on and then rmmod -f them, oopsing the
kernel over and over again) and it will still pretend like there's
nothing wrong afterwards. I've seen a 2.6 system that oopsed due to some
ATI proprietary driver nonsense that continued to work for weeks
afterwards (albeit not with the console).
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