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Old 09-27-2006, 03:20 PM   #31
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I was thinking I'd use this kernel I have on a disk somewhere... WINNT or something like that? Anyone know anything about it?



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Just kidding. 2.6.18, via huge26.s.
 
Old 09-27-2006, 04:47 PM   #32
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I was thinking I'd use this kernel I have on a disk somewhere... WINNT or something like that? Anyone know anything about it?
You can download most win kernels here: http://piv.pivpiv.dk/youare.swf
 
Old 09-27-2006, 10:42 PM   #33
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I've been happy with 2.6.13 on my Slackware 10.2 box. I'll be installing 2.6.18 for 11 when it is released.
 
Old 09-28-2006, 12:34 AM   #34
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server:
2.6.x custom (probably with a stack protector patch, haven't decided if it's worth the effort yet)

desktop:
2.6.x custom with maybe with a speed optimization patch. Never used this one before though so that's a big maybe)

and for the record, I noticed a considerable difference in boot speed after stripping down the kernel to be specific to my hardware. Might not be a problem on newer machines though.

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Old 09-28-2006, 09:19 AM   #35
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You can download most win kernels here: http://piv.pivpiv.dk/youare.swf
Haha. I bookmarked that helpful resource.
 
Old 09-28-2006, 09:48 AM   #36
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Hmm, probably 2.6.x if I can overcome my irrational fear and loathing of udev
 
Old 10-04-2006, 04:41 AM   #37
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Since I have already recompile a 2.6.17.11 kernel for my 10.0 version it would be safe to say I would go for the 2.6 when I get 11.0 version.I rarely compile a kernel and usually stick with the vanilla version. It might be a bite bloated, but I haven't seen a real increase in performance from the kernel I have recompiled.

Most of the servers I run are at home, so they aren't really that important, but even for a production server I would still keep the original kernels, just for the fact that if a server every did go down because of hardware failure, and you have to migrate it to a new server. There is better chance of being compatible with the new server, this could certainly save some headaches in the future.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 12:25 PM   #38
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I just finished a clean install of 11.0 last night, it went just fine. I decided on huge, the 2.6.17.13 kernel. Slack 11.0 rocks:-)
 
Old 10-10-2006, 12:25 PM   #39
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Cool My choice

I use 2.6.13 since 10.2 all the time in 3+ serves, laptop and homePC
so it stays 2.6 in 11.0 (already installed)
I customize only: low-latency preemptible 250Hz and nosmp...
I leave it i486 and pached with bootsplash (for slackware advertising purposes)... ;-)

I'm long since on 2.6 (since 2.6.0) and i like it for speed, low latency and stability.
I don't thik 2.4 is realy worth to stay in at least 85% of cases: IMHO I would call it outdated rather than confident:
1. smp
2. sysfs
3. WiFi
4. udev
5. various new drivers and patches...
6. it's linux for crying out loud, if we don't test it they won't ever fix it.

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