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    Slack 12.1

    Huge improvement over 12 I must say, i'm still on 2.4 kernel though

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    Re: Slack 12.1

    forcing 2.4 in this day & age is just bloody mindedness by patrick

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    Re: Slack 12.1

    according to the press release on the site it uses 2.6 now doesn't it
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    Re: Slack 12.1

    2.6 since 12.0. Haven't got round to recompiling my 2.4 kernel for latest slack. I'm not sure I need to though either. Definitely don't for the servers at work.
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    Re: Slack 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by alsenior View Post
    according to the press release on the site it uses 2.6 now doesn't it
    thank christ. there's so little reason to use 2.4, given the features & performance of 2.6

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    Re: Slack 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by yamangman View Post
    2.6 since 12.0. Haven't got round to recompiling my 2.4 kernel for latest slack. I'm not sure I need to though either. Definitely don't for the servers at work.
    2.4 is old, messy, unsupported, slow and generally rubbish, update it, asap, *especially* for servers.
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    Re: Slack 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    thank christ. there's so little reason to use 2.4, given the features & performance of 2.6
    I'm just supprised people have been jamming 2.6 subsystem/feature patches into 2.4 for this long.
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    Re: Slack 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    I'm just supprised people have been jamming 2.6 subsystem/feature patches into 2.4 for this long.
    I think its the 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' adage.
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    Re: Slack 12.1

    but with that logic we'd all be living in caves, running on kernels which have a massive quantum...... oh.
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    Re: Slack 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    but with that logic we'd all be living in caves, running on kernels which have a massive quantum...... oh.

    Well, that's only if everyone had that logic, but if that was the case, you would be the fool for thinking differently.
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    Re: Slack 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by yamangman View Post
    I think its the 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' adage.
    Except in this case, not fixing causes ghastly breakage.
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    Re: Slack 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Except in this case, not fixing causes ghastly breakage.
    For instance?
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    Re: Slack 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by yamangman View Post
    For instance?
    2.6 core and subsystem interfaces is *very* different from 2.4, jamming in 2.6 subsystems, features, and drivers into 2.4 is nasty business, and not very well tested, therefore not safe, in otherwords, keeping 2.4 'modern' in that manner causes breakage. It's like building a dam, then realising it isn't high enough for flood waters, and adding an extra hundred metres of concrete on top of it, it simply isn't designed to do that.
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    Re: Slack 12.1

    I don't need any new functionality or bleeding edge features. I don't need hotplugging or hyperthreading. More than happy with the performance of my own compiled 2.4 kernel also. True performance may be better on 2.6 particularly in a server role. Heck, that increase might even be vaguely noticeable too.
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    Re: Slack 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    2.6 core and subsystem interfaces is *very* different from 2.4, jamming in 2.6 subsystems, features, and drivers into 2.4 is nasty business, and not very well tested, therefore not safe, in otherwords, keeping 2.4 'modern' in that manner causes breakage. It's like building a dam, then realising it isn't high enough for flood waters, and adding an extra hundred metres of concrete on top of it, it simply isn't designed to do that.
    the only major distro i'm aware of with a frankenkernel is RHEL3 - which ran 2.4, but with "Minor" features such as the entire threading infrastructure backported from 2.6

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    Re: Slack 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    the only major distro i'm aware of with a frankenkernel is RHEL3 - which ran 2.4, but with "Minor" features such as the entire threading infrastructure backported from 2.6
    Well, pretty much any distro that maintains a 2.4 kernel needs to do this to stave off bitrot and not have an antiquated userspace just to get the thing to boot. But thankfully, I only know of less than a handful that even has it.
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