Re: Which kernel (Linus or ac)?

From: Tim Connors (
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 12:52:59 EST

On Thu, 11 Oct 2001 wrote:

> I'm presently running 2.4.8 on a machine. The VM on this is not terribly
> good (swaps a lot with seemlingly plenty of physical memory).
> I'm considering going to an -ac kernel, but I need recent iptables. Is the
> iptables code up to date in -ac?

Seems to be, how recent do you want? I am using it, anyways....

> Also, which -ac do people recommend? I've beent trying to follow lkm, but
> I'm somewhat confused at this point.

-ac is much better than -linus for me.

I am using 2.4.9-ac18. It is mostly good, the occasion swapping when I
leave mozilla or xemacs alone for a little while, but mostly good. Much
better than ever since 2.4.~5 though!

Used 2.4.10-ac1 for a while, but seems worse than 2.4.9-ac1[678].

Looking at the changelog and comments on the list and /. though - very
very promising with 2.4.10-ac11 with the new VM changes. I will compile
that one tonight and try it out when I next reboot (finally having a
decent kernel has given me some uptime I don't want to destroy though ;)

> The box:
> P200MMX 64MB
> It's used as a firewall and a ssh login/through server for external connections.

2.4.9-ac* should be good for such a box - looks like you don't put much
demand on it (although the RAM is a little small....)

TimC --

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