Re: Is 2.1 stable?

Rik van Riel (
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 11:17:55 +0100 (MET)

On Mon, 23 Feb 1998, Ron C. wrote:

> Should we migrate our "production" boxes from 2.0.xx to 2.1.xx kernels?

I've found 2.1.73 and 2.1.85 to be rock-solid, but others
have found the exact opposite :-)

When you don't have any problems with the 2.0.xx performance
and stability, it's fine to stay there. But when 2.0.xx has
problems, 2.1.xx could be your way out. But remember to stay
with the 2.1.xx version you've found stable, and _don't_ you
ever try to stay 'current' with production boxes, since once
in a while a new kernel comes out which breakes some kind of
internal interface, so everyone needs to fix his/her drivers
and nothing works for one or two versions...

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