[CentOS] newbie kernel question

Sun Apr 2 22:03:50 UTC 2006
Steve Huff <shuff at vecna.org>

On Apr 2, 2006, at 5:35 PM, Bogdan Nicolescu wrote:

> ps.  You still didn't answer my question about how not
> compiling ext2 into the kernel brakes everything.
> Don't worry, it was a rhethorical question.

oh ffs.

perhaps you don't explicitly plan to use ext2 support in any of your  
projects, but how do you know that none of the utilities or other  
programs you'll be running depend on ext2 support?  often changes  
that seem "harmless" have unforeseen consequences.  i don't think  
Johnny was saying that if you take out ext2 support you will  
*definitely* cause problems; rather, i suspect he (and others) are  
trying to dissuade you from recompiling the kernel in order not to  
have to deal with the possible consequences of your breaking  
something (and then coming back to the list to ask for help).

one of the reasons to choose RHEL (and thus CentOS) is the  
standardized kernel.  given that you seem to be bound and determined  
to rebuild a custom kernel, are you sure you wouldn't be better off  
choosing another distro that's designed towards that sort of activity?


If this were play'd upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an  
improbable fiction.  - Fabian, Twelfth Night