glibc-2.3.90-26 and older kernels

David Hollis dhollis at
Thu Jan 5 16:33:10 UTC 2006

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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