Re: old kernels too stable

Alan Cox (
Thu, 9 May 1996 09:52:41 +0100 (BST)

> when version (X+1).0 or even X.(Y+1) came out? Quite often, the reason
> these new versions came out was to fix bugs or stability problems in
> the prior release. Granted, if you need the new kernel for your new
> hardware then you have to use it, but if you are getting by with a prior
> version then that should be a *testament* to it's stability. Why force an
> upgrade if the user does not get anything out of it?

One good thing is that 1.2.13+ELF runs just about everything 1.3.x runs
but more slowly. I certainly don't expect to move most of the
machines to 2.0 simply because 1.2.13+patches works.