[CentOS-devel] Building a custom 2.6.9 kernel
William L. Thomson Jr.
wlt at obsidian-studios.com
Fri Feb 3 23:05:50 UTC 2006
On Fri, 2006-02-03 at 17:55 -0500, Jim Perrin wrote:
> In the interest of sanity, I say we let this thread die. Until William
> is able to understand the flaws in the information he gives, or
> believe what several developers are telling him ( ie there's no way to
> build a kernel from a -devel package)
I already admitted that, and it has been brought up afterward 2 times
now but two different people.
> then there's little point in
> continuing this. I don't want to see the mailing list turn into the
> same noise that embodied the irc channel for nearly 2 hours.
Exaggeration. I was barely on irc for 10 minutes before silenced the
first time, and 5 or so minutes the second time. Over the course of say
30 minutes. 45 max? And no one else was talking on the channel atm.
> The centosplus kernel is very clear proof that the x86_64 kernel can
> be rebuilt, and built with varying modules etc.
Fine, have you personally done that? I wanted to converse with someone
WHO HAS BUILT A x86_64 kernel running CentOS.
Still have yet to confirm from anyone in this thread or in IRC if they
have, and the steps. What I have been after the entire time I have no
gotten. It's been side track by biasness, the gentoo factor and stuff
that did not pertain to why I entered IRC or my question?
> That it cannot be
> easily rebuilt on gentoo is something that doesn't concern me at all.
Forget Gentoo. Have you personally done it on CentOS? I am looking for
someone who has.
> It could be anything from autoFU version differences to nptl not being
> on the gentoo box to solar flares. It's not something I feel we need
> to support. End of discussion.
Well only thing I can say there is most stuff on Gentoo is much newer
than in CentOS, at least with regard to CentOS4. Granted it can be
anything, but I doubt it's as distro env dependent as you all seem to
Since I was able to build a i686 kernel that works perfectly with the
binary Adaptec driver for RH 2.6.9-11.EL. I am just trying to do it now
with a x86_64 kernel.
> Arguments of "but gentoo $VALUE" will only be answered with a retort
> of "This ain't gentoo".
I know, and I am not asking stuff that has anything really do to with
Gentoo. I am trying to find out who has built a custom x86_64 kernel
using the CentOS sources.
The more I ask and less it get's answered seems like either those that
have do not want to respond. And/or those that are responding have not,
and have no clue about what could cause what problem.
William L. Thomson Jr.
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