Linux kernel version 2.4.15 has been released and it is available from Kernel.org and its mirrors. Patch here, Changelog here, while the development, unstable, 2.5 source tree opened by Linus Torvalds. Update: A serious bug has been discovered on both 2.4.15 & 2.5 kernels and it can corrupt your filesystem. Please use an older version of the kernel until 2.4.16 comes out. Update 2: Linux kernel 2.4.16 has been released. Patch here, source here.
Linux Kernel 2.4.15 Released
2001-11-23 Linux 8 Comments
Looks good. I wonder when the first 2.6 (the stable tree) kernel will come out?
before thinking about the 2.6 think about that to put in the 2.5 and maybe how the 2.5 have to be structured….
You should probably not use this but wait for 2.4.16 – apparently there were FS corruption issues introduced in pre9.
See http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=100655322609664&q=ra… patch
I am using Kernel 2.4.15. OK here. No corruption happen. I guess becoz’ Slackware always to ‘sync’ before issue ‘halt’ or ‘reboot’ command.
Just convert 1 of my test server from ext2 -> ext3. Looks good.
Be careful there is a bug in this release which can lead in corruption of your fs …. here is the patch …
*sigh* Hmm… think there is a problem. Going back to 2.4.13…
I use reiserFs with mandrake 8, I just patched my kernel yesterday and have seen no problem. Should worry about reverting back to 2.4.14? Does this bug only affect ext3?
It seems the bug is a bit nasty coz even if your fs is corrupted the partition is still marked clean