[CentOS] Adding patch to Centos Kernel - early build failure

Dunc centos at duncb.co.uk
Wed Sep 3 15:56:06 UTC 2008

Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 3:37 AM, Dunc <centos at duncb.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hi Guys
>> I'm trying to add the patch mentioned in this thread to the plain Centos
>> kernel
>> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2008-August/062845.html
>> I've followed the directions on the wiki for building a custom kernel, but
>> after applying all the patches it fails with:
>> make[1]: *** [nonint_oldconfig] Error 4
>> make: *** [nonint_oldconfig] Error 2
>> error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.74263 (%prep)
>> RPM build errors:
>>   Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.74263 (%prep)
>> Can anyone help with this? Or is there an easier way to apply the patch, as
>> I'm not wanting to change the config of the kernel in any way?
> Just wanted to make sure you ran the rpmbuild command with
> --target=`uname -m` ?  Or did you attempt to build it for an arch that
> is different from the running kernel?
Yes, i was following the wiki guide which uses that command

> Now...
> This bug looks quite nasty and seems to be affecting a good number of
> people.  There is a long discussion thread on the Scientific Linux and
> someone there is offering patched SL kernels:
> http://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0808&L=scientific-linux-users&T=0&P=17645
> In a case like this, Johnny Hughes used to build a patched version of
> CentOS kernels.  Seems like he is not available at this moment.  Would
> some other CentOS dev be able to do this for affected CentOS users?
That would be brilliant..

> Akemi


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