Re: Linux 2.4.34-pre1

From: Gerd v. Egidy
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 19:39:05 EST

Hi Willy,

first thank you for continuing work for 2.4, our company still relies on it
for a lot of machines.

> By this time, those people obviously know that they will have more
> and more problems getting 2.4 to run reliably on fresh new hardware.

Yes, we've already experienced problems with new hw. We could solve most of
the stuff with some vendor supplied patches. But now we got performance
problems with ICH7 SATA performance: a disk does only about 11MB/s on 2.4
with all 2.4 patches from Jeff applied while we get about 40MB/s on 2.6.16.
Backporting the libata changes done between 2.6.15 (I think that is about the
same codebase as the current 2.4 stuff) and 2.6.16 seems like a big task.

So my question is: what is your policy on new or enhanced drivers (not just
new pciids)?

Kind regards,

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