[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: [PROPOSAL] 2.4.27 as default 2.4 kernel for sarge

On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 07:53:09AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > >   Based on discussions on the debian-kernel list[1], I'd like to propose
> > > that we use 2.4.27 as the 2.4 kernel for all architectures with 2.4 kernels
> > > in sarge.  The strongest arguments for 2.4.27, as opposed to 2.4.26 were noted
> > > by tbm [3].
> > 
> > One thing to bear in mind when making this kind of decision it that it
> > seems to take d-i about 2 weeks to transition to a new kernel once the
> What are the plans regarding 2.6 ?

It will be 2.6.8. The plans regarding this have been made by the debian-kernel
team over a mont h ago now, and the 2.6.7 kernel has been almost abandoned
since then. And we are not over enjoyed to be told to have to backport all
this amount of work to 2.6.7, plus who know how many fixes where in mainline
2.6.8. Furthermore many of the debian specific 2.6.7 patches have been
submitted upstream for 2.6.8.

> Yesterday, I installed a HP Proliant DL240, with Broadcom Gigabit
> Ethernet controllers....2.6.7 tg3 module does not seem to support
> these while I've been told that 2.6.8 does.

Yes, tg3 is one of the things that got fixed in 2.6.8. hotplug and sub don't
play well together with my pegasos box on 2.6.7 too, and we gained at least
s390 as new 2.6 arch with 2.6.8, maybe sparc and m68k too, depending on

> So, at least regarding such (quite widespread?) machines, I would
> support the use of 2.6.8.
> PS : this machine installed well with 2.4.26, however, so I'm later
> able to switch to 2.6.8 by just waiting it to enter sarge.



Sven Luther

Reply to: