[CentOS-devel] Building a custom 2.6.9 kernel

Fri Feb 3 19:06:58 UTC 2006
William L. Thomson Jr. <wlt at obsidian-studios.com>

On Fri, 2006-02-03 at 11:48 -0700, Michael Best wrote:
> William L. Thomson Jr. wrote:
> > And have heard from others that the preferred way to build RH kernels
> > now is to rebuild an rpm using the src rpm. Which I have never done, but
> > I have been making custom RH kernels since 6.2 or so. Always using the
> > kernel-devel package?
> There is a process for getting the patched kernel source out of the 
> .src.rpm (although you'll probably need a Centos system, or one in 
> VMWare/Xen/etc)

Yeah, I was starting to think I might have to do that.

> http://www.pendragon.org/mywiki/KernelSource
> If you like I could probably make you a tarball of that and provide it 
> for you.

That would be great if you can. If you want I can send you the config,
if you want to make resulting binary? Because it's a two fold deal.
Here I only have the one AMD64 machine, and must cross compile on a
32bit proc to build a 64bit kernel.

So if I got the route of setting up a CentOS box I will have to do it on
x86, and make sure it has a cross compiler for x86_64.

Might see if I can find a local CentOS user to help with the compiling a
custom x86_64 kernel. If I had the $ I would pay some for the their
time. But then again if I had the $ I would ditch the Adaptec 1420sa for
a 3Ware or Hight Point solution that has open source drivers ;)

Thanks for the reply and offer to help. It's greatly appreciated, and if
I can return the favor will definitely do so.

William L. Thomson Jr.
Obsidian-Studios, Inc.