2.4 vs 2.6

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Postby jjmac » 2006-03-10 01:10

Ryujin Wrote:
The 2.4 kernel is considered more "stable" but I never see any difference.

More tested i suppose, but still being developmed. Though only in terms of any security issues that might crop up.

When you consider the greater hw support available in the 2.6, and things like sysfs/udev facilities. And the way my desktop flies without a hitch :)

2.6 is the go ....

The only problem i ever had was around 2.6.8 and oomkill crashes. But i was quite ram limited at the time, and thats all been fixed.

A greater concern with regards to upgrading a system would have more to do with abi issues in terms of gcc and libc6 versioning.

The kernel is quite harmless there really. Unless you have hw were support has been discontiued. But i think that would be rare if at all. Even oss is still supported in 2.6.

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