Why to upgrade the linux kernel?

Matt_Domsch@Dell.com Matt_Domsch at Dell.com
Wed Apr 17 22:37:00 CDT 2002

kernel 2.4.9-31 is just fine.  Kernels prior to that have issues
(-{6,7,12,13,21} have problems with aacraid that are fixed in -31).

Matt Domsch
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-----Original Message-----
From: A. Wolf Farkas, MD [mailto:afarkas at wolfwater.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 7:33 PM
To: Linux-Poweredge at exchange.dell.com
Subject: Re: Why to upgrade the linux kernel?

A follow-up question:  We've got a PE1650 running here with  2.4.7-10smp
Our machine has the PERC-3DI RAID controller.

Should we attempt to upgrade our Kernel to the 2.4.9 series?  Mr. Domsch's
highly informative pages leads me to believe we'd be flirting with disaster.
Any input would be appreciated!


At 11:43 AM 4/17/2002, Tarun Bhatia wrote:

Thanks folks. I really appreciate it...  this is significant input to me...

Fred Moyer wrote:

if possible I would advise using 2.4.9-31 from redhat.  The

virtual memory

in previous kernels is unacceptable for production use.  If you see

any sort

of load it uses all it's resources swapping kernel pages.

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Subject: Re: Why to upgrade the linux kernel?

At 15:08 16-4-2002 -0600, Aly S.P Dharshi wrote:

Hello Tarun,

    I think that there are a great number of reasons that

you may want to

Don't forget important security updates or major bugs that prevent


operation and can not be worked around.

Those are the prime reasons for Red Hat to bring out errata packages.




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