I can't tell if you're being facetious. I could build a new kernel easily on 220.127.116.11,
18.104.22.168, or 22.214.171.124 if there were some reason to, such as incipient file system corruption
in 126.96.36.199. If Brad's characterization is correct, the only consequential reason to switch
is vulnerabilities in SCTP, which I don't use. That would have been helpful to know. It
would be helpful to know if there are other consequential reasons.
E.g., I noted changes to the b43 driver in (was it?) .8, and that seemed worth trying, because
signal quality on my Dell D620 w/ Broadcom 4311 has always been miserably poor. I can't tell
by looking whether other changes might affect core system behavior. On my Shuttle Xpc, I
never succeeded in getting a text console until I upgraded to a Debian 2.6.25 kernel, and
still have no idea why not, but am glad I upgraded.
I know it would be extra work figuring out and expressing consequences, but some are just more
... consequential ... than others, for all the obvious reasons. Those seem worth noting in the