Re: 2.4.22 timeline was RE: 2.4.21-rc7 ACPI broken

From: Eric Valette (
Date: Thu Jun 12 2003 - 06:47:48 EST

Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 11, 2003 at 01:40:54AM +0200, Eric Valette wrote:
>>I would personnally suggest that you classify the things using the
>>following filter :
>> a) Server (SMP, SCSI, RAID, journaling filesystems, ...),
>> b) laptop (ACPI, CPUFREQ, Software suspend, IDE power save,...),
>> c) desktop (File system efficiency, new hardware support,...),
>> d) all systems
> Why are journaling filesystems only for servers?
> Is file system efficiency not relevant on servers?

I was just making suggestions after a 30s thinking. Side comments,
readding this mailling list, I had the impression that journaling and
filesystem performance do not seem to mix well. Also on server, you have
probably extra backup hardware and means (e.g RAID, DAT, DLT, ...)

> The important sections are more likely (ordered by priority):
> - bug fixes (e.g. aic7xxx)
> - support for additional hardware (e.g. ACPI update)
> - new features (e.g. XFS)

Personnaly, I dislike this approach as it as resulted in 2.4 being non
usable for servers (SMP deadlocks, IO stalls, unresponsiveness for
several seconds, ...) and laptop (ACPI)...

> The important thing is that this is inside a stable kernel series and an
> update that makes things better for 100 people but makes things worse
> for one person is IMHO bad since it's a regression for one person.

If 2.4 kernel is not usable without patching, It is far worse for me...

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