Worth to try 5.2? (had problems with 5.1)

Rob MacGregor rob_macgregor at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 19 04:39:39 PST 2004

>From: Andriy Korud <akorud at polynet.lviv.ua>
>about 2 monthes ago I was trying 5.1 on IBM x345 server (Xeon with HT, 
>PRO/Gigabit adapter, Fusion MPT SCSI) and had the following problems:
>- with ACPI enabled: hang during boot process on keyboard detection;
>- with ACPI disabled: boot ok, but permanent kernel panic in ufs2 code on
>formatting disks.
>Server runs heavy threaded application (oops web cache), up to 1000 active
>threads, so I think 4.9->5.x upgrade should give performance boost, but 
>about stability.

Well, 5.x is still the development branch.  Last I saw they don't expect 5 
to be the stable branch until 5.3.  This means that if you decide to run 5.2 
then you're running a risk.

So, if you want that chance of a performance boost (which there may or may 
not be) then you run some risks.  I'd advise ensuring you have a rollback 
strategy in place incase it doesn't work for you.

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