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Linux Kernel 2.4.21 Released

michael posted more than 11 years ago | from the load-average-increasing dept.

Linux 539

An anonymous reader writes "After > 6 months of waiting, 2.4.21 is here. Lots of cleanups, and a patch which gives a MAJOR boost to the 'feel' of the system under heavy disk IO, especially on IDE systems. As usual, available from your local kernel.org mirror or ftp.COUNTRYCODE.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/! Tidbit: 'Current bandwidth utilization 131.72 Mbit/s '." See the Changelog for new stuff.

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Prost Fist (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192326)

Prost Fist.

Just compiled it (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192327)

to get First Post!

Re:Just compiled it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192341)

You must be compiling on Gentoo...

MAKE FAILURE; MAKE VOMIT; MAKE INSTALL_VOMIT (-1)

I VOMIT ON FAILURES! (652124) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192356)

How about you COMPILE my half-digested LUNCH, FAILURE?!? YOU FAIL IT!

Welcome Back! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192421)

It is such an honor to be vomited upon by you. Many times I have had an off-by-one error in my First Postedness, only to realize that you have been suffering from a temporary account ban. Your warm vomit gives me more satisfaction than even a first post ever could. I bask in your vomit. You sir are a slashdot icon, and should be able to, nay required to vomit on ALL second posters with impunity!

Huzzah!

ot - google (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192337)

anyone else having trouble with google right now? as in, no results are returned for anything? kthx!!

Re:ot - google (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192350)

no

Looks good.. (4, Funny)

NightWulf (672561) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192338)

Now to attempt to get it before it's slashdotted.

Started to think 2.4.x was dead (5, Interesting)

phathead296 (461366) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192345)

I was seriously starting to think the 2.4 series was dead in preparation for 2.6.0. The ChangeLog is impressive though.

Phathead

Re:Started to think 2.4.x was dead (5, Interesting)

mahdi13 (660205) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192422)

Far from dead...hell, the 2.2 kernel is still being maintained and patched (mostly by Alan Cox, but still...it's active)

Re:Started to think 2.4.x was dead (0, Troll)

$calar (590356) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192458)

Yeah, especially since all the hype on 2.6. But, this comes so late it's at a state of irrelevance. For instance, Mandrake has already put the "2.4.21" kernel in their 9.1 release, which was 3 months ago! I just hope that 2.6 would pick up some momentum and be out by the next series of distro releases. Probably not though . . .

Re:Started to think 2.4.x was dead (1)

axxackall (579006) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192592)

Well, untill 2.6.4 or something I am going to download new 2.4.x patches anyway. I guess I am not alone in it.

Last Post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192355)

Last Post!...wait...doh!

BitTorrent (5, Interesting)

Dreadlord (671979) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192357)

I wonder if they are planning on an official BitTorrent.

Re:BitTorrent (4, Informative)

aliens (90441) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192433)

Bit torrent works best on large files. The source is only like 20megs. They could do it, but people should be only downloading the patch anyway.

Re:BitTorrent (1)

p3d0 (42270) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192530)

Huh? 20MB is certainly large enough for BitTorrent to help.

And the patch is only suitable for people who already have 2.4.20. Everyone else either must download and apply multiple patches, or just get the full source and be done with it.

Re:BitTorrent (4, Insightful)

Tumbleweed (3706) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192544)

> people should be only downloading the patch anyway

Yeah, right, and people should be writing in Esperanto on their Dvorak layout keyboards, too, but that's about the same likelihood.

If they _really_ want people to actually use the patches, they should release the patches first, wait about a week, THEN release the full kernels. Evil, I know. :)

Just to get these out of the way... (5, Funny)

Drakonian (518722) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192362)

Oh man! My 286 just finished compiling 2.4.20!

or

Oh man! I was downloading at 4000 K/sec before this story showed up. Thanks a lot Slashdot!

Re:Just to get these out of the way... (1)

s20451 (410424) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192378)

Nice, but unfortunately, Linux does not support the 286, and never has.

Re:Just to get these out of the way... (1)

Spock the Vulcan (196989) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192449)

Theoretically, he could be using a cross-compiler that runs on DOS, and generates Linux binaries :-)

Re:Just to get these out of the way... (1)

reynaert (264437) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192494)

Sorry, no.

Re:Just to get these out of the way... (3, Informative)

shepd (155729) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192504)

Actually, it does [sourceforge.net] .

Sorry to burst your bubble... :)

Re:Just to get these out of the way... (1)

Prince_Ali (614163) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192597)

Sorry to burst your bubble, but ELKS is not Linux. The top of the first page makes that very clear.

Read between the lines. (1)

Prince_Ali (614163) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192558)

He is obviously running a 286 emulating a 386. That would be hell...

Re:Just to get these out of the way... (1)

Neon Spiral Injector (21234) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192432)

Forgot, "this isn't Freshmeat."

Impressive! (0, Redundant)

SuperBanana (662181) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192492)

Oh man! My 286 just finished compiling 2.4.20!

That's especially impressive, since Linux won't run on a 286 ;-)

Be gentle to the mirrors (5, Informative)

Spock the Vulcan (196989) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192364)

Instead of downloading the entire kernel, download just the patch file if you are running the previous version. Then patch your source tree using:

cd /usr/src/linux
bzcat /blah/patch-2.4.21.bz2|patch -p1
make oldconfig

Re:Be gentle to the mirrors (1)

narfbot (515956) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192453)

kernel.org was already slow before slashdot posted the story. And even then I was only trying to download patch-2.4.21-rc8-final.gz ! What good that did...

Re:Be gentle to the mirrors (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192478)

cd /usr/src/linux
bzcat /blah/patch-2.4.21.bz2|patch -p1
make oldconfig
blah blah blah


And you people still wonder why so many people stick to Windows instead of trying Linux? When I can double-click an icon and click OK and have it install the updates give me a call.

Re:Be gentle to the mirrors (4, Funny)

Spock the Vulcan (196989) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192507)

When I can download the Windows kernel source code and compile it in less than 5 commands, give me a call.

Re:Be gentle to the mirrors (3, Insightful)

narfbot (515956) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192517)

cd /usr/src/linux
bzcat /blah/patch-2.4.21.bz2|patch -p1
make oldconfig
blah blah blah

And you people still wonder why so many people stick to Windows instead of trying Linux? When I can double-click an icon and click OK and have it install the updates give me a call.


What do you expect? Vanilla kernel compiles/updates aren't for the average joe. They can wait for their easy distro update.

Re:Be gentle to the mirrors (2, Insightful)

hendridm (302246) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192528)

> When I can double-click an icon and click OK and have it install the updates give me a call.

Should we let you know when it gets oppressive EULAs and DRM controlled by a single company too? I wouldn't hold your breath.

re: be gentle to the mirrors (1)

ed.han (444783) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192574)

"should we let you know when it gets oppressive EULAs and DRM controlled by a single company too?"

wouldn't he know when he begins the download process?

ed

whatever (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192537)

I don't really know what the commando "blah blah blah" does, but... If you wanna pay big bucks for klicking do so.. I am content with typing three lines of text.. ;P

Question (1)

CaptainZapp (182233) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192606)

make oldconfig doesn't seem to capture the stuff, which is compiled in as module. This means going through all options anyway.

Is there a good way to avoid that, or did I miss something in the RTFM?

Torrent (0, Redundant)

angryLNX (679691) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192370)

Is there a torrent out there with the kernel in it? Mod the reply with torrent link up.

My Thanks goes to (1)

Lolaine (262966) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192371)

to the kernel team. I hope this release makes my system faster, since it uses a lot of disk I/O. Will *try* to download it now.

The question is: Will slashdot be slashdotting the kernel mirrors more than they are slashdotted after mail is sent to the kernel list?

Good luck mirror's sysadmins :D

Whoo hoo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192374)

1) Cowboy Neal back in the Polls.
2) Linux Kernel update articles.
3) Anonymous Cowards getting voted Trollbait
or whatever.

Slashdot is back !!!

Admin Question (3, Funny)

peripatetic_bum (211859) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192379)

Im in charge of keeping production servers up to date. Im using a 2.4.20-rc7.
should I go up tp 2.4.21

How often should I build the new kernels for production servers (should I even be using 2.4? ie, stick with 2.2)

Thanks for the Help!

Re:Admin Question (5, Insightful)

Malc (1751) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192446)

Why are you running a release candidate on a production server?

If the server(s) is/are performing correctly, why bother upgrading? What will it buy you? Just apply security patches and don't tinker with anything else.

Re:Admin Question (1)

oohp (657224) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192553)

What release candidate are you talking about? This is an *official* kernel release. It's not like 2.4.15 or anything. Go figgure.

Re:Admin Question (2, Funny)

Malc (1751) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192601)

Doesn't the "rc" in "2.4.20-rc7" indicate it's a release candidate? If not, then I take back that part of my comment.

Re:Admin Question (3, Informative)

xanadu-xtroot.com (450073) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192512)

Im using a 2.4.20-rc7.

Well, the 2.4.21 kernel was (in reality) the RC-8. Look at the changelog and see if any of that applies to you. If so then yes, it's would be wise to upgrade. If not, then it's your call. This is why the changlog exists...

Re:Admin Question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192529)

You are either an incompetent administrator or a troll. Either way I don't give a fuck.

Re:Admin Question (-1, Flamebait)

laserjet (170008) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192535)

What I would do if I were you is tell your boss to hire someone new, if you aren't just a troll. You don't seem to have the skills yet to maintain production servers.

please... using RCs on a production server? if you can't answer your own questions I feel very sorry for you and your company.

WHO DO YOU WORK FOR AND WHAT IP BLOCK? (-1)

crow_t_robot (528562) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192546)

Please post your ip address block and I will check this out for you.
Kisses.

WHO CARES, ANYWAY? (-1, Troll)

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unstable 2.5 (1, Insightful)

jmays (450770) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192385)

2.5 has a release today as well. 2.5.70 [freshmeat.net]

Re:unstable 2.5 (2, Informative)

Jayr (319806) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192423)

Actually, that was released May 27th.

Re:unstable 2.5 (1)

jmays (450770) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192508)

Yeah, you are right. I suppose I should have hit kernel.org. Stupid freshmeat lag.

Broadcom support (1)

DeathPenguin (449875) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192386)

Any news on supporting those damned Broadcom 802.11 chipsets for wireless? Prism seems to have been phased out already :(

Re:Broadcom support (1)

mahdi13 (660205) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192476)

Most likely not. That would of been a whole Slashdot article in itself!

Anyway...I don't think Hell has frozen over quite yet

I take it... (3, Funny)

Albanach (527650) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192390)

SCO won't be offering this new kernel for existing Caldera Linux users then?

why not posting the http links instead of the ftp? (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192394)

http://www.de.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/Cha ngeLog-2.4.21 [kernel.org]

for example.

ftp needs much more time and authentication stuff for login, commandos and so forth.

fr [kernel.org]

jp [kernel.org]

and so on...

Re:why not posting the http links instead of the f (2, Informative)

Isaac-Lew (623) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192524)

wget will work just as well for http and anonymous ftp transfers. even a little faster for ftp, since it's less letters :).

Re:why not posting the http links instead of the f (3, Funny)

SuperBanana (662181) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192543)

ftp needs much more time and authentication stuff for login, commandos and so forth.

Man, can't a guy download a kernel via FTP without a bunch of armed dudes storming the place? Those SCO guys just don't know when to give it up.

Another version! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192400)

Oh man! My 286 just finished compiling 2.4.20!

Get it before it's SCOne ( SCOre : -1 ) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192410)

You just know those SCrOtums will be SCOrching penguins tonight (It's Friday the 13th remember).

At last (1)

SquadBoy (167263) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192411)

explicit Nforce support. This is a happy day. :)

Enjoy, losers! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192412)

Ha, I'm glad I have a life, unlike you losers! Knock yourselves out compiling the newest kernel; I'll be out having a blast with my girlfriend in my Porsche.

(Okay, okay; I'm sitting at home in my underpants reloading slashdot to see if new stories are posted. I'll go download it now.)

Ywah! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192419)

ah finally better ide performance!! thanks kernel-crew ;)

excellent, we can switch to this (5, Funny)

mikeee (137160) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192426)

when our AIX licenses expire today.

2.6? (1)

Damek (515688) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192430)

I thought 2.6 was supposed to be out by now? [theideabasket.com]

n00b3 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192583)

:P ... :)

Quick Question (1)

dracocat (554744) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192431)

I have a server running 2.4.20 and it took forever to get the kernel compiled with all the correct modules.

When is it worth upgrading kernel versions?

Is there a way I can easily use the old configuration? Any HOW-TO on this?

I must say I am very reluctant to upgrade the kernel.. especially when I don't have physical access to the machine. But I would of course love to the the fastest and most secure server as possible. Just curious what rules and procedures others use.

Re:Quick Question (4, Informative)

Neon Spiral Injector (21234) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192469)

$ cp linux-2.4.20/.config linux-2.4.21/
$ cd linux-2.4.21
$ make oldconfig

Re:Quick Question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192491)

Use the old config?

Get the patch from 2.4.20 to 2.4.21 instead of getting the full source.
Then just go through and check for anything new you want/don't want and compile away.

Re:Quick Question (2, Informative)

Isaac-Lew (623) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192564)

Did you try backing up your /usr/src/linux-2.4*/.config file and then run:

make oldconfig

That will only prompt you for new stuff, rather than go back through every single option.

Re:Quick Question (5, Interesting)

Osty (16825) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192566)

When is it worth upgrading kernel versions?

When there's a compelling reason to upgrade. Those fall into two categories:

  • The kernel fixes a previous security problem, or
  • The kernel provides new features that you require for your product (not "want", but "need").

Any other reason is superfluous, especially for a server machine.

Is there a way I can easily use the old configuration?

The kernel config writes a .config file in the source root. Use that. If you patch rather than grabbing completely new sources, you won't even need to worry about copying that file around (unless you do a make mrproper, which you probably don't need to do unless stuff starts breaking during compile).


I must say I am very reluctant to upgrade the kernel.. especially when I don't have physical access to the machine. But I would of course love to the the fastest and most secure server as possible. Just curious what rules and procedures others use.

Years ago, back when the kernel was being updated nearly every other week rather than once every few months (2.0/2.2 time frame), I would always download the very latest kernel and compile that. Coincidentally, I was also learning Linux at the time, so I didn't mind spending time on stuff like that, and I was in school which meant a lot more free time. These days, my only linux box is a server, so unless there's a security fix I'm inclined to just leave the box alone. It's certainly easer not to upgrade than it is to upgrade.

Re:Quick Question (2, Informative)

tka (548076) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192584)

<i>When is it worth upgrading kernel versions?</i>

This seems to be frequent question. I'd say that you don't need to compile new kernel until the old one doesn't have the xyz feature that you need and/or you feel that the new kernel is far more reliable and faster.

In other words: some still use 2.2 series because there is no reason (for them) to upgrade.

Remember that you can use modules to get that xyz feature..

heres how to compile the kernel (3, Informative)

net_bh (647968) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192438)

$ cd /path/to/kernel
$ make menuconfig # Replace menuconfig with xconfig if you want
-Select the options you need in your kernel and save it
$ make dep bzImage
-Look in arch//boot/ for the bzImage file
-Install it for your favourite bootloader (grub/lilo) and reboot machine
-gloat :)

Re:heres how to compile the kernel (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192510)

some people might have modules

try this:
# make menuconfig
# make dep && make bzImage modules modules_install

Re:heres how to compile the kernel (1)

Osty (16825) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192609)

# make dep && make bzImage modules modules_install

Why run make twice when you could run it once? Also, it's a good idea to run the "clean" target, especially if you used a patch.

# make dep clean bzImage modules modules_install

Re:heres how to compile the kernel (2, Informative)

Cable_Monkey (516166) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192523)

Whatever happened to "make modules" and "make modules_install"? ;)

Re:heres how to compile the kernel (3, Funny)

mahdi13 (660205) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192560)

You forgot some...

make modules
make modules_install

Unless you are a masochistic...er, monolithic kernel builder =)

Re:heres how to compile the kernel (2, Informative)

xanadu-xtroot.com (450073) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192590)

# cd /usr/src/linux
# make menuconfig
# make dep clean modules bzImage
(assuming all's good)
make modules_install install


The scripts have been able to install the kernel itself by itself for quite a while and also detect lilo or grub or whatever. I have no idea why people keep telling the n00bs to cp ./arch/what/ever/

2.4.21 final is the same as RC8 (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192441)

just for information according to the changelogs:

final:

- 2.4.21-rc8 was released as 2.4.21 with no changes.

dont upgrade if u have RC8 running already

Review of latest Linux kernel (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192445)

Hmm, this latest Linux kernel isn't very good... so far it reformatted my hard drives, spewed garbage from every oriface of my computer, poured sugar in my gastank, and anally raped my mother.

2.4.21? (1)

bazik (672335) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192456)

bazik@synack bazik $ uname -r
2.5.70
bazik@synack bazik $


Runs perfect on my system =) Looking forward for 2.6.x!

Disc IO Related Lockups? (2, Interesting)

Jerk City Troll (661616) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192461)

I have two systems that receive heavy use. Both of them are often used for ripping and the dual processor system is used for encoding. Whenever either of these systems is under heavy load, and I rip a DVD or image a CD, weird things happen. I get IO timeouts and sometimes even lock ups. Under normal load, there is absolutely no trouble at all, except with the dual processor system. That machine does filesystem crypto and thus, it's processors are quite stressed by cryptoloop processes whenver the disks are active. Dumping a disc to a filesystem on that box sometimes produces annoying problems. I've had solid lock ups, inability to unmount and eject discs because processes won't release them, and sometimes even X just stops responding.

Both systems are running 2.4.20. Now, question: are problems like these resolved in 2.4.21 with these IO fixes? Remember, the drives doing the reading are probably fine. The one machine has two, a DVD-ROM and a CD-RW, and the other has a DVD+-RW. All three drives cannot possibly be faulty, nor can both IDE controllers. The problem has got to be with software. I cannot think back to when this began, but it may have been for the life of 2.4.20.

So is there been something screwy with the IDE-CD subsystem in Linux lately?

Agree, noticed odd CPU load when burning (2)

SuperBanana (662181) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192614)

So is there been something screwy with the IDE-CD subsystem in Linux lately?

I'll second that. I noticed after going to 2.4.20 that whenever I burn a CD(and this is on an 8x writer, not exactly 'fast'), the CPU(Athlon 1.5ghz) goes to 30%, all of it system time-and the system slows to a crawl, cursor jumping and everything-which is new- and I've got 32bit IO and unmasked IRQs set on all my IDE devices....

Aw crap! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192463)

I was downloading at 4000k/sec until this showed up on Slashdolt, and now I'm down to 1k/sec!

2.6 kernel (1)

haydenth (588730) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192475)

Does anybody know when the 2.6 kernel releases are coming out? I can't wait.

Re:2.6 kernel (1)

Neon Spiral Injector (21234) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192503)

Last week I saw on l-k, 1 year, but it was later ammended to 6 months.

So 6 months to a year from last week.

The late 2.5.x series is shaping up nicely though. I run it on my home machine and my workstation in the office.

Re:2.6 kernel (1)

haydenth (588730) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192557)

Last October Linus expected it to be released this month... I hope it doesn't get delayed anymore.

Ah (3, Funny)

HughJampton (659996) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192477)

But does it run linux?

RedHat kernels (4, Insightful)

DreadSpoon (653424) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192483)

Hoping RH pushes updated kernels for RH9. Piss-poor IDE disk performance is my one big gripe with my Linux boxen at the moment; whole machine feels like shit when something heavy is running the disk in the background. :(

Re:RedHat kernels (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192575)

Have you run hdparm and turned on a bunch of flags to speed up the disk?

Re: RedHat kernels (4, Interesting)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192603)


> Hoping RH pushes updated kernels for RH9. Piss-poor IDE disk performance is my one big gripe with my Linux boxen at the moment; whole machine feels like shit when something heavy is running the disk in the background. :(

\AOL{meetoo}. Actually, even if I just had lots of windows open and not much CPU or disk traffic my UI felt like Windows 95, repeatedly coming to a screeching halt for several seconds at a time, usually when switching from one window or desktop to another.

I finally failed back to an older kernel I still had around, and the problem went away. I don't know whether the problem was with the 2.4.20 series kernels (I tried three) or the rumored Red Hack kernel hack that they purportedly distribute for RH9 (all three I tried were from RH RPMs). I'm just glad I was able to make it go away.

Uhh....what timing (5, Funny)

Cable_Monkey (516166) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192493)

All joking aside, I was in the middle of compiling 2.4.20 when I saw this article...

bad timing (1)

bumby (589283) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192518)

JUST as I was building my new lfs-system, and now kernel.org is slashdotted! GAH!!!

Arr Laddy! (0, Troll)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192539)

Tell this to me Captin Jello! I got the Hook to replace my hand loss from Compiling Linux Kernel 2.4.21. And I lost an Eye from it too. Arr!

Patch (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192540)

MAJOR boost to the 'feel' of the system under heavy disk IO, especially on IDE systems

Is nVidia optimizing IDE drivers now?

Behind the curve already- (1)

IWantMoreSpamPlease (571972) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192548)

Dang!

I just installed Rehhat 9 on my tecra 8100 and am in the process of understanding linux and now this comes along! I'm already behind the curve and I feel my knowledge slipping away from my grasp, furthe... ..wait a minute, what is this clicky thing here???

(with apologies to Dilbert)

Super! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192570)

I hope they ripped out all that UNIX code too, so I can start using Linux again.

GrSecurity update. (2, Informative)

cyt0plas (629631) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192579)

Grsecurity has released a version for 2.4.21. I highly recommend it, especially for production environments with multiple users. I have found the ability to limit outgoing sockets by group invaluable.

Got it! (1)

Isaac-Lew (623) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192591)

Hehe...downloaded it at 166 KB/s.

Hint...UM doesn't only stand for University of Michigan :).

Speed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6192594)

Wow, a MAJOR boost in speed and all they had to do was remove the SCO code..

13th? (5, Funny)

jmays (450770) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192612)

Wait, recompile my kernel on Friday the 13th? I think not ....

Make mine unixfree, please (4, Funny)

yukster (586300) | more than 11 years ago | (#6192613)

Um, can I get mine without the SCO code, please? That Darrell McBride is a scary man:

The Linux business model was bound to change, and some people are having a hard time accepting this, McBride says. "The whole concept of getting something for nothing just doesn't hold up," he says. "The notion that you're going to run a Fortune 1,000 company on something that in the end could be more like Napster than an enterprise software system, it's a big question mark."

InformationWeek, today [informationweek.com]
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