[Nottingham] Kernels 2.4 vs 2.6

Cam camilo at mesias.co.uk
Fri May 4 12:17:27 BST 2007


> Just stumbled across the comment:
> "The new stable release provides a choice between kernels and
> with built-in virtualisation support"
> So why would "2.4" still be used rather than "2.6" other than for
> historical systems?

It could be used for embedded systems, for example if the architecture 
isn't mainstream so isn't well supported in 2.6, or if the product 
includes devices with third-party device drivers that are only provided 
for 2.4.x kernels

Also if you have many hours of testing and development behind a product 
with 2.4.x built in, you need a very compelling reason to move to 2.6 
with all the associated development work, re-testing, and support of 
deployed devices that will still be running 2.4.x


camilo at mesias.co.uk                                                 <--

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