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

“Main differences between 2.4 and 2.6 Linux kernels on

Module Subsystem, Unified Device Model, and PnP

“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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