[CentOS] kernel recompile help

Ryan ryanag at zoominternet.net
Wed Nov 9 02:12:11 UTC 2005

Jim Perrin wrote:

> My first statement would be to say that there is very rarely a need to
> rebuild a kernel. 

Have you actually seen the modules included by default?

Token Ring drivers?
ATM support?
FDDI drivers?
Amiga filesystem support?

 >Doing so on a system like RHEL/centos can jeopardize
 >system stability and may cause upgrades of packages like iptables and
 >others to fail.

Very fair warning, however, I tend to only strip out the useless (for 
me) modules, and avoid anything remotely related to what I use.

> Now that I've given you the warning, the how-to I'd recommend reading
> is here -> http://crab-lab.zool.ohiou.edu/kevin/kernel-compilation-tutorial-en/

Great link. Thanks.

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