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eWeek: Linux on the loose; enterprise-level 2.4 kernel release nears

Dec 11, 2000, 15:23 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"As Linux creator Linus Torvalds prepares the 2.4 kernel for final release later this month, testing of the kernel and bug fixing are proceeding at a rapid pace. The preparation bodes well for this kernel, which will include a slate of enhancements that improves Linux's robustness and goes a long way toward proving its suitability for enterprise-level applications."

"...things are looking good for a December release. Michael K. Johnson, the manager of kernel engineering for Linux vendor Red Hat Inc., in Research Triangle Park, N.C., said the testing process has been going well, and bugs are being quickly identified and fixed. "The code is advancing rapidly, and I am confident that it will be stable and perform as expected," Johnson said."

"...Torvalds is planning to include the ReiserFS journaling file system in the 2.4.1 release, expected within two weeks of 2.4's release, the Linux developer said. Red Hat's Johnson said the Ext3 journaling file system would also be included in an early 2.4.x release, and both would be supported."

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