Re: Breaking system configuration in stable kernels

From: Tim Moore (
Date: Tue Oct 09 2001 - 15:13:37 EST

Bill Davidsen wrote:
> I've beaten this dead horse before, but Linux will not look to
> management like a viable candidate for default o/s until whoever releases
> new versions of *stable* kernel series with cosmetic changes which break
> existing systems running earlier releases of the same stable kernel
> series.
> [cmpci module stuff]
> I love getting problems like this on my vacation, I'm pissed, and I
> really think it indicates a lack of attention to detail. I think I saw

I wouldn't use a new release of Windows or OSF/1 or Digital Unix or
Solaris in a commercial situation and linux is no different. In this
case [cmpci] it sounds like some user's desktop which is also asking for
problems. Having it visible to management is just too much risk
regardless of the os.

Stick with distribution OR 2.2.x (2.2.19pre2 or higher) kernels.


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