Re: [boot-floppies] `mke2fs' and new Linux 2.2 ext2 features ?
>>>>> "Jordi" == Jordi <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Jordi> [1 <text/plain; us-ascii (quoted-printable)>] On Sun, Jan
Jordi> 30, 2000 at 08:01:52AM +0000, Alexander Koch wrote:
>> > Because you have a computer that wont reliably run 2.2.x
>> without > crashing?
>> You are a minority. I don't care about 2.0.x and everyone not
>> updating is the expert since he knows what he needs. You cannot
>> tell me the default when upgrading will be 2.0 when 2.4 is out
>> in some weeks / months. That's not reasonable.
>> Even if it works the average Linux user is upgrading from time
>> to time, because it's Linux. ;-) (if it ain't broke we fix it)
Jordi> Many people are running Debian on those boxes that would
Jordi> have been thrown away if we had to use M$ SO's. I have a
Jordi> productive Slink box running in a 386Dx 40, with 8 megs of
Jordi> RAM. I would like to use Potato in it, and still use my
Jordi> stripped down kernel 2.0 in it. I'm sure many will argue,
Jordi> but I find my limited memory is better used with 2.0.38
Jordi> than with any 2.2. I definitely don't want Potato to be
Jordi> know as the Debian release that prevented 386's from
Jordi> running an up-to-date Debian.
>> Alexander, who has heard of two ppl stating 2.2.x crashed in
>> about a year only in dozens of newsgroups
Jordi> True, 2.2 is the prefered kernel for the vast majority of
Jordi> the cases, but that's not my 386 case or Brian's case.
I see this as an argument for leaving the question in; that is, don't
make it a `verbose'-mode only question. I would like it to default
to the 2.2 kernel case, but offer the compat mode.