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Re: sarge upgrade and preempt kernel

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On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 11:22:04PM +0100, David Mulcahy wrote:
> Hello All
> Just did a sarge -> etch upgrade. 
> Aptitude update , upgrade complained about libfam0 problems and stopped.
> apt-get worked.  Although I have in the passed disabled inet using the 
> documentation on securing debian howto and this seemed to cause problems with 
> the upgrade netbase-inetd stopped with errors and caused ppp, pppconfig, 
> cupsys  to fail to configure.  Installing openbsd-inet cured that problem.
> I had upgraded because I wanted a preemptive kernel just to find it isnt 
> preemptive.  Is there likely to be a preemptive kernel available when etch is 
> ready.  I know I can compile it myself, I just feel there is a need for it to 
> be ready and available out of the box straight from install.  Obviously I 
> will compile one myself but for newcomers they may look elsewhere, which 
> would be a shame.
> On my hardware a fully functional desktop is still a problem (eg music and 
> video) without a preemptive kernel so if debian is aiming at this sector then 
> a preempt kernel would be most welcome.
i would feel that it may be good to have it as an _option_.
as far as i know preemtive kernels do enhance the response time of the
system but on the other hand hurt performance for some server tasks....

and debian is to my knowlege more widly spread on the server side then
on the desktop side...

maybe file i whislist bug?


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Albert Dengg <a_d@gmx.at>
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