Re: Distributions vs kernel development

From: Rene Rebe
Date: Sun May 09 2004 - 01:50:46 EST


On: Fri, 07 May 2004 12:03:00 -0400,
Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> > After having being burned twice: first by Mandrake and supermount, and second
> > by SuSe and reiserfs attributes; are any of the distributions committed to
> > making sure that their distribution will run the standard kernel? (ie. 2.6.X from
> > When running a non-vendor kernel, I need to reasonably expect that the system
> > will boot and all the filesystems and standard devices are available. I don't
> > expect every startup script to run clean, or every device that has a driver
> > only in the vendor kernel to work.
> Fedora Core runs stock 2.4 and 2.6 kernels just fine... :)
> Jeff

Since other use this chance to propose already well known
distributions I just want to add that ROCK Linux is also designed to
run vanilla kernels - and in fact we only patch vitally important
changes (such as compile fixes / header fixes) into the -rock kernel.

Sincerely yours,
René Rebe
- ROCK Linux stable release maintainer

René Rebe - Europe/Germany/Berlin
rene@xxxxxxxxxxxxx rene@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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