On Thu, 2006-01-05 at 11:11 +0900, Naoki wrote: > FC3 shipped with 2.6.9-1.667 by the way. So unless you're still booting > with an FC2 kernel I can't see this change biting anybody. > > On Wed, 2006-01-04 at 16:42 -0800, Ulrich Drepper wrote: > > Josh Boyer wrote: > > > Out of curiosity... why does it require 2.6.9 and higher? > > > > To get rid of all the compatibility crap for kernels < 2.6.9. > It'll hit somebody who feels the need to keep that old 2.0.30 kernel running or something.... And it'll start a big flamewar about how RedHat keeps hosing people over because they are slaves to the almighty dollar and don't care about the FOSS community. It'll then melt into a Gnome vs KDE debate and various folks will chime in with "thats why I run Gentoo now!"... Out of curiosity though, how much compatibility cruft has built up over all this time? Is it a size issue? Maintenance? Performance even?
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