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

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 16:56:30 UTC 2008

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 9:31 AM, Dunc <centos at duncb.co.uk> wrote:
> Dunc 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)
> Just to follow up on this, the patch meant nonint_oldconfig was expecting
> some more config options in the .config.
> I had to add:
> to the base and PAE configs, and then the build continued. No idea if
> putting n was the right option, but I'm sure i'll find out when I run the
> kernel..

Hmm, that is odd.  If you copy the config file from configs/
directory, make nonint_oldconfig should run without any needing for


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