[olug] 2.4.14 kernel

Phil Brutsche phil at giedi.obix.com
Tue Nov 13 03:57:51 UTC 2001

On Mon, 2001-11-12 at 13:45, Mike Peterson wrote:
> What do you gain over the standard released kernel with Redhat 7.2?

It's a trade-off.

The stock RH kernel always has had, and always will have, stuff that's
not in the standard kernel.  But the standard kernel also has a great
many stability fixes over the stock RH kernel.

Moving from (for example) 2.4.7-10 to 2.4.14 you'll loose the Ext3
journalling file system, but your system wil benefit greatly in terms of

Ext3 is due to appear in the upcoming 2.4.15, however.

> Does everything still work fine after booting to the new kernel?

Usually.  Don't be surprised if something doesn't work right away for
some reason.

> Does the new kernel contain the new VM code?

Every stock kernel since 2.4.10 has had the new VM.




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