Re: Kernel 2.0.31 and beyond

Jeff Wiegley (
Mon, 04 Aug 1997 08:38:12 -0700

Bas Mevissen wrote:
> Hi all,
> I hope these are wise words:
> 1) Linus, bring out a 2.0.31 that is stable, no more no less. Take the time
> for it: for desktop use, 2.0.29 and 2.0.30 are stable enough.

Try using 2.0.30 on a desktop with limited memory some time.

My 486/100 with 8Meg (+16Meg swap) locks up tight and solid with 2.0.30
when I simply do : tar -xvzf linux-2.0.30.tar.gz

applying the pre2 patch, Werner's Aug01 and the IMMUTABLE patch seems to
have fixed that for me. (but of course i had to compile
the kernel on a different machine ;-)

but in general I feel 2.0.30 is quite stable on my machine with

- Jeff