[CentOS] kernel 2.6.13

Radu-Cristian FOTESCU beranger5ca at yahoo.ca
Wed Mar 21 07:50:02 UTC 2007

--- Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob at darkover.org> wrote:
> > No. It's different.
> http://www.redhat.com/advice/speaks_backport.html
> In a nut shell: only bugs, not features.

A small disagreement, with your permission: support for new hardware is
sometimes added by RHAT to older kernels, in the first 2.5 years of a

Take the BCM5754 (0x167A) Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Controller you
can find in Dell Precision 390.

BCM5757 is supported (TG3) in the kernel only since 2.6.17-rc1. However, RHAT
has backported the support for it in the 2.6.9 kernel, and it's currently
available in RHEL4-U4 and CentOS 4.4. 

Actually, RHEL4-U4 Desktop/Workstation is certified for Dell Precision 390,
as you can find by searching hardware.redhat.com for bcm5754.

And this is not a bug fix, but a new feature.


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