Long-term support and backport risk
Posted Jun 21, 2007 8:22 UTC (Thu) by error27
In reply to: Long-term support and backport risk
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Sometimes you do have to patch the kernel core, but most hardware support can be dealt with through driver disks.
As far as I could see, RHEL3 had pretty recent libata. The last RHEL3 driver disk I created was for the 3ware 9550 which was pretty new at the time. It's been a while, but I'm pretty sure I patched the libata module in one driver disk so that's a possible option.
It is a problem dealing with kernel upgrades after the install, that's true.
I'm generally happy with RHEL.
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