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Re: FC2 release dates

On Fri, 7 Nov 2003, Jeremy Katz wrote:

> Optional kernels are a losing proposition.

Aye! I've not used 2.6 in any significant way, but recently I
installed a minimal Debian stable on a machine at home, with plans to
immediate report my sources.list at testing trees and do a fuller

Debian stable, of course, still ships with 2.2.old, and the installer
decided to use the rtl8139 modules for my NIC. It worked fine. Then I
upgraded to a 2.4 kernel. Whoops, rtl8139 was nowhere to be found. It
didn't take me too long to locate and load the newer 8139too module,
but I pretty much knew what I was doing.

Had I not, it would have been ugly.

Again, I don't know if that sort of thing is an issue in a 2.4 -> 2.6
migration, since I haven't really done much with 2.6, but my hunch is
that it's just a problem waiting to happen.

--Paul Heinlein <heinlein madboa com>

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