Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    Difference between the kernel 2.4 and 2.6 versions

    Difference between the kernel 2.4 and 2.6 versions???

  2. #2
    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    There are a HUGE number of significant differences between the 2.4 and 2.6 kernels. Please visit The Linux Kernel Archives for details on this. I think it is waaay too much to get into here.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

  3. #3

    The changes made from 2.4 to 2.6 are mostly in cpu schedular. till 2.4 the kernel level process pre-emptive was not available and resulted in race condition. this is the most important change in the transition.

    till 2.4 the development phase was 2 year i.e the odd number minor version (.5,.3 ) indicates unstable or testing kernel and they use to release in next even number stable 2.6 after 2.6 they changed the transition period from 2 years to 2 months.

  4. $spacer_open

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts