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Re: Linux 2.6 on AMD Alchemy Au1500

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Subject: Re: Linux 2.6 on AMD Alchemy Au1500
From: Sylvain Munaut <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 16:46:55 +0100
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Ok. Is it available on some CVS / www page ?
If we eventually choose Au1500 as platform I may be able to test it as well and bug reports.
No yet, but I'll email it to the mailing list in the next couple of
days. I would consider it Beta.

Ok, anyway I don't yet have a board ...

Just curious, why 2.6? 2.4 is solid, everything works, provides a mature
kernel and drivers ...?

Because in the not too far future the Linux community will largely run
away from 2.4?  In fact the motivation of many developers to continue
with 2.4 is quite down already and Marcelo is going to put 2.4 into
deep freeze after 2.4.25.

Yes that's one of my main reason. And by the time the products ships to customers it will be tested. I think that one more person testing it is one more person able to find/debug problems. There are also some features that are natively in 2.6 and requires external patches / drivers in a 2.4 series kernel ( ipsec, preemption, alsa, ... )

Sylvain Munaut

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