Dreamhost kernel version


#1

I see that my site is running on debian sarge but the kernel version says 2.4.32.XXX any reason why its running 2.4 and not 2.6 ?


#2

Can’t speak for them, but here’s something

http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/release-notes/ch-information.en.html#s-upgrade-to-2.6

Any reason they should move to 2.6?


They need more support help.
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#3

He’s looking for better USB support. (grin)

Wholly


#4

There were huge changes between 2.4 and 2.6, linus was considering calling it 3.0 at that time … 2.6 has a few features that improve performance:

  1. Scheduler
  2. Memory Mgmt
  3. kernel preemption
  4. improved threading support (NPTL)
  5. (( hyperthreading suppport))

I can live with 2.4, and was just wondering why DH chose not to upgrade.


#5

Maybe it should be added to

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/116_Common_Questions

Or 1 uncommon question. :slight_smile:

All I can suggest is: send in a sales inquiry or Support request, and see what they say. We’re “just customers.” ;->

Ask dreamhost customers

Maybe they think buying new hardware is faster/better/cheaper and more secure.


They need more support help.
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