Re: What's the most stable 2.1 kernel?

Carlo E. Prelz (
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 09:47:37 +0100 (WET DST)

On Wed, 9 Jul 1997, Tony Lill wrote:

> I need a masquerading firewall that can do policy based routing and
> some web serving. What's the best 2.1 kernel? Recent post suggest .43
> and .44 are "toxic", and .42 kept crashing in kernel paging. I'm
> trying .41 now.

I warmly suggest you get a fresh 2.1.43 and apply pre-patch-2.1.44-3 (in
the /pub/linux/kernel/testing directory on I
even installed this setup on an almost-production machine which has
currently a 2-week uptime w/o problems. But I do not do masquerading...

> Also, has anyone managed to get the Digiboard epca driver working with
> a PC/Xe board?

I experimented with the two drivers on an 8-port PC/Xe. I could speak with
the ports, but the carriage detect signal was not correctly relayed to the
apps (this was on 2.0.29 or 30 a couple of months ago). Then I reverted to
using the two standard serial ports, but in a few weeks' time I will need
a third port, and by then I will have to give the digiboard another


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