[Techtalk] Is Linux 2.4.18 Really That Unstable?
rheyer at texas.net
Wed Oct 16 23:17:47 EST 2002
I'm running 2.4.18 str8 off the SuSE 8.0 cd and I'm not having any trouble. I
am using ext2 for /boot and rieserfs for everything else.
On Wednesday 16 October 2002 09:40, Julie wrote:
> Katie Bechtold wrote:
> > A couple of months ago one of my local LUG members recounted a very
> > bad experience with using a 2.4.18 kernel on a laptop equipped with
> > external Firewire 80 GB Maxtor Firewire disks with the new ext3
> > journaling file system. If you're using Firewire, it sounds like
> > that combination may be the problem.
> It's starting to sound more like ext3. Which is really a bummer
> because I like the journalling. It was taking forever to run
> fsck on 240GB back when I was running ext2 ...
> I'm very sure it's not the memory -- the problems started as soon
> as I loaded 2.4.18 and would go away when I switched back to 2.4.2-2.
> Then I loaded 2.4.19 to get ATA133 support, and it was even worse
> (perhaps because I was up to 300GB ;-), so I switched back to 2.4.18.
> I don't want to give up ext3 if I don't have to ;-(
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