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Old 02-09-2004, 05:29 PM   #1
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Differrences between kernels


Is there much difference between the 2.6.0, 2.6.1 and 2.6.2 kernels.
I found a Mandrake rpm but they only have the 2.6.0 kernel.
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Old 02-09-2004, 05:34 PM   #2
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There are change logs up at www.kernel.org. Don't use a kernel before 2.6.1 because they contain a security issue that was fixed (the same security issue fixed in 2.4.24).
 
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So should I use 2.6.2 then?
 
Old 02-09-2004, 07:08 PM   #4
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unless you watn to have a highly public security valnerabliity that is suposed to be hard to explot, but has been dones some people that is there job to make explaoltes to valnerabliities to see if it can be done
 
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Well, 2.6.1 isn't vunerable, but if you are going to install a 2.6 kernel there is no reason not to grab the newest one. 2.6.3 will probably be out by next week... the first release canidate came out 2/7/2004.
 
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I will go with 2.6.2 then. Thanks for your help guys.
 
  


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