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Re: Kernel decision

On Mon, 2005-08-22 at 14:17 +0200, Frank wrote:
> Well, partly that is what I want to find out. Some of the reasons:
> 1. Suspend2 on AMD64 works only with the latest release, which is obviously 
> for 2.6.13 kernels. 
> 2. As I said, latest kernel because some of the latest ACPI patches might fix 
> my "Suspend to RAM" problems. And other ACPI problems I am having.

I understand. That is, I can see the need for more experimental stuff
with AMD64.

> MM patchset because this is a laptop and not a server, and I have read, that 
> the mm kernel is geared towards the multimedia/desktop world, isn't it?

But I don't think that is correct. The 'mm' doesn't stand for
multimedia. As far as I know, it's more or less a playground for various
patches, to get some testing before they are considered for the
mainstream kernel.

Ofcourse, with the server background of Linux and the shift towards
laptops/deskops, you could say that the percentage of mm-patches related
to laptops/desktops is higher than those in the mainstream kernel. So,
in that sense, it may be slightly more geared towards laptops/desktops.

> So if everything is running fine with your kernel, I cannot tell you any 
> promising things to try out, sorry.

Too bad, I'm still looking for this feature that will double my battery
life, triple the speed of the CPU, makes my 4:3 screen wider and adds
100 Gb to my drive. Oh, and blu-ray capabilities for my CD/DVD drive,
ofcourse. But I guess I'm out of luck :-)


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