[CentOS] Rebuild of kernel 2.6.9-67.0.20.EL failure

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Mon Jun 30 10:13:50 UTC 2008


John wrote:
> Hello list.
> 
> I'm trying to rebuild the 2.6.9.67.0.20.EL kernel, but it fails even without 
> modifications.
> How did I try it?
> Created a (non-root) build environment (not a mock )
> Installed the kernel.scr.rpm and did a
> rpmbuild -ba --target=`uname -m` kernel-2.6.spec 2> prep-err.log | tee 
> prep-out.log
> The build failed at the end:
> 
> Processing files: kernel-xenU-devel-2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
> Checking for unpackaged file(s): /usr/lib/rpm/check-files 
> /home/john/rpmbuild/tmp/kernel-2.6.9-67.0.20.EL-root
> 
> 
> RPM build errors:
> 
> 
> In my setup rebuilding the 2.6.9-67.0.15.EL kernel went ok
> 
> Does anybody knows what I do miss or what is going wrong?
> 
> 
> For the curios:
> Why to recompile the kernel?
> I want to rebuild the kernel because I created a patch to decrease the 
> kernel timer frequency from 1000 to 100 HZ. The CentOS4.6 kernel doesn't 
> have the divider option available in CentOS5.2  This prevent timing problems 
> and high CPU load  in VMware ESX.

OK .. it obviously does rebuild, not sure why it is not building for you.

However, you don't need to rebuild this yourself as we are building a 
kernel-vm that has this as its only change (change the clock from 1000Hz 
to 100Hz):

http://people.centos.org/tru/kernel-vm/4/RPMS/i386/

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