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developerWorks: Migrating from Linux Kernel 2.4 to 2.6 on iSeries and pSeries

Aug 25, 2004, 05:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chakarat Skawratananond, Nikolay Yevik)

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"Main differences between 2.4 and 2.6 Linux kernels on POWER

Module Subsystem, Unified Device Model, and PnP support
"Module subsystem has been significantly changed.

Improved Stability
"The process for loading kernel modules in and out of the kernel was improved to prevent modules from being used during this process altogether or at least to reduce cases when it is possible to use modules while they are being loaded or unloaded, sometimes leading to system crash.

Unified device model
"Creation of Unified Device Model is one of the most important changes to 2.6 kernels..."

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