Router點解喜歡用Linux 2.4 Kernel而唔用2.6?

DD-WRT和Tomato最新版的Router Firmware都仍然係用Linux 2.4 Kernel, 點解會咁?

Linux 2.4 Kernel比2.6 Kernel更適合用黎做Router?

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In routers, what is required is stability, stability, stability.  The services used on a router are iptables, dhcpd, bind, busybox, etc.  They are developed long time ago.  If kernel 2.4 works, why you need a change.

My 2 cents.

Stephen Wong @ Hong Kong.

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2.4 kernel is much smaller in size.

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Someone also raised this question on the dd-wrt forum....
It uses kernel 2.4 because it provides drivers for broadcom chips, on other builds of dd-wrt for , say, ralink based routers, it actually uses kernel 2.6

[ 本帖最後由 btjohn 於 2009-9-8 18:01 編輯 ]

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Yes, for Linux based router, some hardware vendors only provide 2.4 binary drivers, like broadcom...

原帖由 btjohn 於 2009-9-8 18:00 發表
It uses kernel 2.4 because it provides drivers for broadcom chip

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kernel 2.6 has lot of  performance & stability improvement

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即係因為冇2.6 Kernel driver先至局著繼續用2.4 kernel?

2.6 Kernel已經出左幾年, 如果改用2.6 Kernel黎做router, 同樣硬件下performance會高幾多? 會有10%增長?

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