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Month: June 2019

Re: [trinity-users] About a Kernel

From: Michael <mb_trinity_desktop@...>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:46:50 -0500
On Thursday 13 June 2019 03:04:44 am Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> Anno domini 2019 Thu, 13 Jun 03:56:13 -0400
>  BorgLabs - Kate Draven scripsit:
> > HI
> >
> > I would like everyone's opinion on this.
> >
> > I'm trying figure out the benefits of either staying with the LTS kernel
> > or with the lastest kernel. The machines are every day use and stability
> > is important.
> >
> > Am I tossing away any benefits, of the latest kernel, if I use the
> > 4.8x/9x kernel. Or do the benefits of the 5.1x kernel out weigh any
> > instability?
> >
> > I'd like all schools of thought.
> Just my 2ยข: If you are not running into any issue with the old/stable
> kernel, why change? Is somthing in 5.XX, that you miss now? You might get
> bitten by something like the thinkpad_acpi-spaming-dmesg-issue as happened
> to me. Is the 5.XX packaged with your distribution? If not, then I would
> not do it (well, I maybe would on my testmachine, but not on something
> that's not in my instant reach).
> Nik

I agree with Nik, unless there is some burning reason I need the latest and 
greatest (5.x), then for anything resembling 'production' use, I stick with a 
proven LTS.  I consider whatever I run my email on as 'production' use, as it 
has all my business correspondence on it...

On the other hand, if you can legitimately lose everything and have the time 
to restore backups, then it is fun to be running the latest and greatest...

Best Kate,