[CentOS-docs] Article on building i586 CentOS-5 kernel
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Mon Jan 11 12:18:05 UTC 2010
I am lagging a bit on the -docs maillist backlog, will try and catchup
over the next few days.
On 01/11/2010 06:17 AM, Timothy Lee wrote:
> * http://wiki.centos.org/TimothyLee/centos5_i586_patch
> These instructions have been successfully tested against the
> 2.6.18-164.10.1.el5 kernel. All comments are welcomed.
sounds good :)
> I have two questions for the development team:
> * Is this article suitable for publication on the wiki?
I'd say no, not here in the user facing wiki
> * Can the changes mentioned in that article be incorporated into the
> stock SRPM? (As far as I know, non-i586 builds should not be
No, but there is a big open door in the c5plus kernel window. That would
be the best place for this.
However, expanding a bit ( and this conversation might be better for
-devel rather than -docs ).
Is the modified kernel the the only bit of change you need for i586
support ? I'd think a glibc.i586 might be worth doing as well. And there
were a few other packages that were required to be patched on c4 to make
it work for i586. How many of those are needed here as well ? And there
are a lot of patches in the kernel tree that might not impact the i586
code at all. eg. whats the state of xen in this i586 kernel ?
If there is reasonable interest in running a i586 tree, then imho, a SIG
dedicated to this would be the best route to go. It would also make it
possible to have a i586 specific tree that can be maintained in parallel
to the main core distro.
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