Thread: About kernels (linux)
December 27th, 2001, 05:15 PM #1
About kernels (linux)
With 2.4.17 released last week, users of Athlon XP/MPs are strongly recommended to update to this kernel as SSE is now fully implemented. EXT3 is now included too (since 2.4.15) so no more patching is needed, plus you get all the latest and greatest.
If you start missing patching the kernel already though and you feel more adventurous, the preempt patch is aslo available here. This will give a sense of better response to the system with the lower kernel latency used.
You can also patch with the latest cvs of lm_sensors for some cool hardware monitoring using gkrellm.
What else could you patch? if you're into reiserfs you can find teh latest patches at www.reiserfs.org
December 27th, 2001, 06:40 PM #2
Hey otheos - I saw that there were some new SSE implementaions for Athlon ,l I did not know it was for the XP. how cool! now i need an XP processor...
wth is the preempt patch??Odds are very good there are several spelling mistakes in this post.
December 27th, 2001, 06:49 PM #3
Oh, I'm getting an Athlon XP but I dont know how to update the kernel. I'm gonna need a lot of help next week...
December 27th, 2001, 06:52 PM #4
paretorian... i dunno what distro of linux you are using, but most of them have excellent documentation on their websites about doing that. i know mandrake does. i'd be pretty confident doing it following their instructions.
December 27th, 2001, 07:35 PM #5
Yeah, its Mandrake. I just dont accidently wanna mess anything up.
December 29th, 2001, 05:46 PM #6
When I install linux, would I be better off formatting for ext3 instead of ext2?
December 29th, 2001, 06:05 PM #7
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