Re: Kernels 2.4.x for ISP ?
> I'm just setting up new box - large mail server,
> dual Pentium, STL2 motherboard, Mylex AccleRAID.
> I'd like to try with kernel 2.4.x + ResierFS, but I worry a little about
> it's maturity. Is it really stable now ?
> Can anyone here write about his/her experiences with 2.4.x ?
> Does 2.4.x kernels support AcceleRAID 352 well ?
I can't comment on the ResierFS or AcceleRAID support but I can
comment on the stability of the 2.4.2 kernel.
We have been running 2.4.2 on our Web servers which also do DNS, mail,
mysql and FTP for 50 days now, without a problem. The 2.4.x kernel is
definitely faster then 2.2.x (no I didn't benchmark it :-) and it is
We have also run 2.4.3 on a test box and have subject that to some
ugly situations without harm.
However, be aware of the security hole (security cavern!) in iptables,
so don't use the firewalling features. The problem is supposed to be
fixed in 2.4.5.
Also be sure to read the kernel source as you must upgrade modutils
and few other packages from woody to get 2.4.x to work.
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