[ale] Kernel comparison: Web serving on 2.4 and 2.6

Chris Fowler cfowler at outpostsentinel.com
Sat Feb 14 11:13:55 EST 2004

I've experienced something weird on 2.6.

We use a loopback device to create a filesystem for our embedded
software.  When I'm on 2.4 the image is created fine with ample free
space on the ext2 fs.  When I use 2.6 as the script is doing cp -dpvR
../template/* root/  it seems to run out of space on the image.  The cp
command can never finished.  This problem has killed my plans on moving
to 2.6 anytime soon.

On Fri, 2004-02-13 at 15:10, James Kinney wrote:
> > Slackware has said, since either 9.0 or 9.1, that it is "2.6 ready" (but
> > ships with a 2.4)
> >
> > That said, I just reinstalled my desktop and compiled me up a 2.6 kernel,
> > and actually had fewer boot errors than with the original ;o  Everything
> > running fine, but then it's a desktop not a number cruncher or a server.
> >
> I've been running 2.6 on a RedHat 3WS for about 2 weeks now. I used the
> default config file from the original RedHat kernel to "seed" the build
> and did a make oldconfig, answered <M> to everything I could, Upgraded all
> the required kernel support packages, compiled and it is running OK. Some
> funky USB stuff (may be hardware related as my optical mouse seems to
> loose power) and my mouse is no longer seen as having a wheel (Arrgghh!
> I'm hooked on the wheel!).
> I have not put the 2.6 kernel through any real stress testing yet. Purely
> subjetive, but it feels zippier than 2.4

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