Article posted on Mar 20
Linux 2.6.16 was released today, and man is it a big update. Some fairly large changes, the one that caught my eye was the inclusion of Oracle's OCFS2 clustering filesystem. I will definitely be looking at that.
However, 2.6.16 is a BIG update, 5369 commits to be exact. At this point, I don't feel comfortable incorporating this kernel into Finnix 87.0 without any point releases. Too many new Kconfig features, and the number of commits leaves me weary of lingering bugs. Instead, I will be using Debian testing's current kernel and patchset, 2.6.15_2.6.15-8, with the following changes (all are standard according to previous Finnix releases):
At the moment, the following tasks are left:
Development snapshots with the "new" 2.6.15 kernel will be available from snapshots.finnix.org tomorrow afternoon, so give them a try if you can.