[CentOS-devel] Balancing the needs around the RHEL platform

Mon Dec 28 13:23:59 UTC 2020
Gianluca Cecchi <gianluca.cecchi at gmail.com>

On Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 2:14 PM Laurențiu Păncescu <
lpancescu at centosproject.org> wrote:

> On 12/28/20 1:30 PM, redbaronbrowser via CentOS-devel wrote:
> > In my experience, the prep section of building a kernel always amounts
> to less than 1% of the overall build time.  There is no time savings by
> pre-applying the patches that justifies the lack of time savings.
> This started with RHEL 6, and the likely motivation was to hinder Oracle
> Enterprise Linux, not to save build time.[1]  According to Wikipedia,
> Oracle even provides a service breaking down Red Hat's huge diff from
> upstream into individual patches, not sure how effective the Red Hat
> approach is, if the goal is indeed to stop OEL.[2, last paragraph]
> [1]
> http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Controversy-surrounds-Red-Hat-s-obfuscated-source-code-release-1200554.html
> [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux#Rebuilds
Going to
it seems the latest commit is about 3 years ago though.... donna if
repository or way of providing individual patches changed in the meantime

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