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Re: Included newer kernels in intermediate Debian releases

On Tue, Apr 06, 1999 at 03:03:06AM +0100, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> > 
> > jdg>   The version of the Linux 2.2.x kernel available at the time
> > jdg> slink was frozen was 2.2.1; however, various problems have been
> > jdg> observed on i386 (Intel-type) machines, which can lead to a
> > jdg> serious loss of data.  You are strongly recommended to download
> > jdg> patches to fix this problem before running a 2.2 kernel on an
> > jdg> i386 machine.

i don't see a problem with it, but it's crucially important it not be the 
default kernel. also, slap a *HUGE* warning sign. 2.2.1 is pretty buggy. 
anything >=2.2.4ac1 is not as bad.

also, please note 2.2 is not for serious production use on machines with large 
amounts of ram. it has serious memory fragmentation problems that won't be 
fixed until 2.3

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