Re: 2.0.27 crash analysis

Jon Lewis (
Thu, 6 Feb 1997 01:24:00 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 6 Feb 1997, Patpong Wetyanon wrote:

> I didn't know how different between 2.0.26 and 2.0.27 and which is
> the most stable kernel. I use 2.0.14 114 days ago with no problem and use
> 2.0.27 for 30 days with no problem too. How can i know how stable it is?
> and what is the most stable kernel in this series.

Stability is a relative/subjective term. I've got two boxes running
2.0.23 (with the ping patch) with uptimes just over 100 days. Are they
stable? Who knows? Maybe one will crash tomorrow. I've seen some
complaints about 2.0.28, but I have 2 boxes (one a news server) up nearly
3 weeks with it.

2.0.27 has been doing occasional kernel lockups (software watchdog doesn't
trigger reboot) on my home system...but I suspect it has a piece of
hardware going I have 2.0.27 on lots of other systems without
lockups. Then again, it could be a driver that doesn't like some of the
unique (to me) hardware in my home system.

All you can really do is try out kernels until you find one you like.
That 2.0.14 kernel might panic if someone hits you with big pings.

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