[CentOS] recompiling kernel for centos 4.2 x86_64

Thu Jan 19 22:03:08 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 13:36 -0800, Fong Vang wrote:
> On 1/19/06, Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I'm trying to add the xfs and reiserfs module (the centosplus kernel
> > > package has an unsupported which I don't want to use).  I realized
> > > that it was you who packaged this unsupported kernel.  How did you go
> > > about adding the module?  The procedure I used to add these in CentOS
> > > 4.1 i686 doesn't seem to work.
> >
> > Keep in mind that the xfs modules in the default kernel you're
> > rebuilding.... well, they suck. This is why there's a custom xfs
> > kernel module in the dev.centos.org repository. The stock XFS module
> > will foul things up nicely for you, as there are all sorts of flaws in
> > it as well as things unsupported that are generally required for rhel
> > kernels (4k stacks anyone?). I would REALLY have to advise that you
> > use the unsupported kernel that is provided. The one you're building
> > seems to be causing you a fair amount of grief, and you haven't even
> > got it installed yet.
> I didn't know there's a dev.centos.org.  There's quite a bit of stuff
> there.  What exactly are these?
> kernel-module-xfs-2.6.9-11.EL-0.1-1.x86_64.rpm
> kernel-module-xfs-2.6.9-11.ELsmp-0.1-1.x86_64.rpm
> kernel-module-xfs-2.6.9-22.0.1.EL-0.1-1.x86_64.rpm
> kernel-module-xfs-2.6.9-22.0.1.ELsmp-0.1-1.x86_64.rpm
> kernel-module-xfs-2.6.9-22.EL-0.1-1.x86_64.rpm
> kernel-module-xfs-2.6.9-22.ELsmp-0.1-1.x86_64.rpm
> Do these contain just the xfs module?

Yes ... they just contain the things required to run xfs for the kernel.
The code is better than the 2.6.9 kernel stuff and this is straight from

> I've forgotten about the src rpm for the unsupported kernel.  I'll try
> building with that instead after changing the name.

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