Re: kernel version
Ana Paula Sabelli wrote:
Hello, I´m installing a server for an ISP, we had Red Hat and I decided
to change to Debian.
I installed from floppies and then from the internet, the kernel I have
actually is 2.2.20-compact. My question is if I have to upgrade the kernel.
Sorry for the question, but i´m new to debian.
I like to keep my kernels within a point release or two from the current
stable release. I tend to wait to do a kernel upgrade on critical
machines until we're doing some other maintenance, just to avoid too
much downtime (although if we have to upgrade memory on a web server,
for instance, I may also upgrade the kernel on the email server, since
customers just remember that "The Server" will be down).
My keeping fairly recent, I avoid any little "gotchas" like "oh... well
that driver was flakey up until the 2.2.17_linus_college_roommate_rc5
kernel". Also lets me sleep better with respect to security problems and
Typically, I'll roll my own kernel immediately after installing the
machine. That way, I start out with just the features and modules I
need, and the "best" kernel. I grap the source from kernel.org, and use
the Debian tools to build (very nice, keeps you from breaking things
badly). See the following link for info on Debian's tools for custom
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