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Re: 2.6.23 kernel



On Wednesday 10 October 2007, Ric Moore wrote:
>On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 20:44 +0200, Rudolf Kastl wrote:
>> 2007/10/10, Rohan Kulkarni <rohan sjce gmail com>:
>> > Hi,
>> >      Not really.I am a Linux newbie.I just want to check out if there is
>> > better hardware support.for ex for SATA hard disks etc.
>>
>> read the changelog then. if you are new to linux you probably should
>> look into other things before wasting your time with kernel builds.
>>
>> regards,
>> Rudolf Kastl
>
>I agree completely Rudolf, and would actually warn him not to dink with
>a kernel until you really know just what the heck buttons you are
>pushing. Red is never a good color to push. and the kernel is fulla
>Shiny Red Buttons (SRBs)!
>
>Back in the day, when you needed only serial, parallel, ppp, network
>card, mouse and sound card support (oh yeah, atapi for your CD) rolling
>a kernel was a piece of cake and the order of the day. I put it all into
>kernel space and didn't even dink with modules. I had 32 megs of memory
>which was just gobs of space then. I got speed improvements that were
>noticeable, as compared to the stock kernels included at install time.
>"$ Rolling your own"="$ manly stuff" back when.
>
>Today?? With all the "STUFF!" to consider and actually know lots about,
>I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. Especially if you are new to
>Linux. ESPECIALLY then. Just think "Shiny Red Buttons", ...and decide.
>
><evil cackles> Ric
>
It's not a problem here <smirks>, Ric.  Uptime on a 2.6.23 kernel here is 
21h04m ATM.  Its stable for me so far, and possibly a few percent faster when 
busy, but that's a bit hard to quantize.  I have been running the current 
Linus development kernel here for about 3, maybe 4 years now.  With lots of 
modules, not builtin.  I haven't been bitten more than 2-3 times in that same 
period.  Stock, as in distro, kernels have bitten me many times more than 
that.

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