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Posted Sep 30, 2004 8:39 UTC (Thu) by dvrabel (subscriber, #9500)
In reply to: Mistake by elanthis
Parent article: Driver core functions: GPL only

Isn't this argument several years old (and out-of-date) now?


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Mistake

Posted Sep 30, 2004 12:48 UTC (Thu) by Frej (subscriber, #4165) [Link]

No, you can not expect upgrading a kernel will work.
Upgrading kernel for newer hardware support, might break other interfaces.

Especially with the new even more horrible release process (From a user's perspective, non existing).

Mistake?

Posted Sep 30, 2004 18:34 UTC (Thu) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

Idealistically, I agree with you: upgrading a kernel these days is scary. It's easy to blame the new release scheme.

Practically, though, it's always been like this. In the 2.2 series, I had deep fear of upgrading a kernel up until around 2.2.8, and in 2.4 all the way up to 2.4.16 or 2.4.18 somewhere. Just think of it as part of Linux's charm.

Mistake

Posted Oct 5, 2004 8:36 UTC (Tue) by mbp (guest, #2737) [Link]

So use a kernel that's qualified and tested to work with your hardware.

If you install a random kernel on random hardware you have to be prepared for it to break.


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