Old version of Linux

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Fri Feb 20 05:23:03 EST 2004

On Thu, 2004-02-19 at 14:23 -0800, Chris Carlson wrote:
> The problem with this solution is:
>   1 - We have to figure out how to merge all the enhancements MontaVista
> put in.

Which of these enhancements are _required_ features? List each one
specifically and people could perhaps provide you with a pointer to the
current patches which provide these features.

>   2 - We have to probably rebuild all of the Unix utilities and
> libraries.

No. Nothing should need to change in userspace.

>   3 - We have to port all of our internally written drivers to support
> the new release.

Very little should need to change; we don't break backward compatibility
(much) during a stable series. From 2.4.17 to 2.4.24 you really
shouldn't have trouble.

> My concern is that the above will be months of work (since I have to do
> it by myself).

I'd guess hours instead of months.

> The other solution is to see if I can port your latest drivers to the
> old Linux.

That's also possible. Start by taking an older copy of compatmac.h
before I stripped all the ancient crap out of it. 

It's probably quicker, and saner, to update your kernel to 2.4.24


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