Re: Linux 2.4 future

From: Bryan Whitehead
Date: Tue Dec 02 2003 - 17:00:04 EST

Arjan van de Ven wrote:
On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 12:10:40PM -0800, Peter C. Norton wrote:

On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 12:54:54AM +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:

On Mon, 2003-12-01 at 22:36, Peter C. Norton wrote:

encouraging the distros to get behind autofs4 (hint hint, redhat,

I suspect you'll have a really hard time finding ANY distro that still
wants to actively develop new products on a 2.4 codebase.

Perhaps, but some rather large customers of AS2.1, would like it if
redhat could deliver the large outstanding automounting features for
their (mainly sun) environments. Since these environments resist
change, upgrading a kernel to include a newer autofs4 is more likely
than upgrading the whole system.

and putting a feature into 2.4.23 is going to help/change that... how ?

From a sysadmin with rather large Solaris / Linux install base I'd love to see a fully working autofs in 2.4. But I would loath running 2.6 on a much needed production system... Hacking around the junk version of autofs in 2.4 is a pain.

Bryan Whitehead
SysAdmin - JPL - Interferometry and Large Optical Systems
Phone: 818 354 2903

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