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Re: Are Debian's 2.6 kernels stable?

On Thursday 19 August 2004 07:32 am, Greg Folkert wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-08-19 at 05:30, William Ballard wrote:
> > When Kernel 2.6.8 was recently released, a story on slashdot said
> > there will not be a 2.7 series, experimentation will continue in
> > the 2.6 series and it will be up to distributions to stabilize the
> > kernel.
> >
> > The story said you might want to actually hold off installing 2.6.8
> > because this is the first kernel since that decision was made.  Has
> > any stabilization been done to the debian kernel-source-2.6.8
> > package?
> Anyway... This had been happening already, unofficially in the Broken
> Kernel model. Knowing how important it is that a good kernel is...
> I asked Greg KH about it nearly directly. Since he was the first one
> to try it out.
> You should really read the Kernel-Trap Story about it.
> http://kerneltrap.org/node/view/3513

Maybe unrelated but a testament to the Debian kernel packager(s). I dl'd 
the Debian 2.6.7 source, ran 'make xconfig' works fine. I dl'd the kernel source from kernel.org , ran 'make-xconfig' and it fails 
to start.
Greg C. Madden

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