[Ntop-misc] RFC: kernel election
kurt.buff at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 18:20:28 CET 2009
On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 07:18, Jaime Nebrera
<jnebrera at eneotecnologia.com> wrote:
> Hi Luca and the rest.
> In the past this topic has surfaced many times. I would just like to
> know what you guys think about it.
> IMHO, trying to make pf_ring and tnapi support all existing and to
> come kernels would be a nightmare for Luca and crew. So instead it would
> be nice to focus on some selected distributions.
> Some options:
> 1) Latest kernel.- As said, the process to stay up with so many
> releases would be really hard. At the same time, if latest kernel i snot
> supported hardly this features will be included in the kernel, but seems
> thats the case anyway :(
> 2) Business favorite.- RHEL / CentOS for those that want a rock solid
> system, with very few changes. Minor releases are backwards compatible
> and shouldnt be that hard to stay up with them either. SuSE, or similars
> are discarded in favor of the most used and popular linux distribution
> in business environments.
> 3) Business risky.- Here we would choose a distribution that is closer
> to latest kernel but at the same time maintains some stability, updates
> etc without having to redo everything. IMHO the best candidates would be
> Ubuntu server (even LTS but thats too similar to RH) and my favorite
> Vyatta is a debian derivate very much targeted to networking stuff, in
> opposition to others that focus too much on the server area
> (virtualization, etc) They are also very active in the kernel
> development latelly, specially in areas related to networking
> (multiqueue and all that stuff) IMHO is the best "network specific"
> linux distribution right now.
> Well, this is it. What do you think?
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