2.6 kernel status

Steve Holmes steve at holmesgrown.com
Thu Jun 17 16:31:24 EDT 2004

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Well, I did it last weekend on my main dual boot machine with sound
card and CD burner.  After a few little hoops to jump through, all
seems to be working fine.  I had to install mod-init as my previous
modutils did not meet the test.  The kernel Changes told me so also.
I updated cdrdao to 1.1.9 from slackware-current in order to take
advantage of IDE support in cdrdao.  I also got module-init-tools 3.0
from slackware-current.  I don't recall if module-init-tools was in
Slackware before but this package apparently includes the mod-tools
needed for 2.4 kernels and also the module-init stuff necessary for
2.6 kernels both.

Any way, I'd go for it.  2.6 kernel looks good to me.

On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 12:59:12PM -0500, Gregory Nowak wrote:
> Hi all.
> I've asked this a while back. Is the 2.6 series of kernels ready for
> production use (I.E. should I go ahead and upgrade my slackware 9.1
> server to 2.6.6)? Back when I asked this, a number of people responded
> that they wouldn't go putting 2.6 on a server just yet, and to wait a
> while until distributions come out with it.
> I know that fedora is 2.6 based, but are other distros? Are there
> slackware folks here running 2.6 on production boxes? If I do upgrade
> to 2.6.6, what are the pit falls I should watch out for in terms of
> slackware packages which I might need in slack 9.1?
> I've seen more and more folks on here upgrading to 2.6.6, so I thought
> I'd ask this again, and get everyone's impressions the second time
> around. Thanks.
> Greg
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