[CentOS] Custom build kernel patch fails big time.

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Fri Sep 12 21:20:33 UTC 2008

nate wrote:
> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> I am trying to build a custom kernel for the HIPL code
>> (infrahip.hip.fi), using the patch for the Linux 2.6.18 kernel.  I
> Your problem is likely because Red hat already applies
> 10 bazillion patches to the kernel for their packages, so
> there's little chance that the patch from that site will
> apply cleanly.

Well the patch maintainer told me to use the patch, but...

> So you, or someone will have to fix the patch, 

Well I hope for them to get the patch right soon...

> or go download
> the raw kernel sources that the patch is for and use that
> kernel instead knowing that you'll likely have other problems
> that Red Hat's patches were designed to prevent.

I am kind of thinking this patch is for FC6's kernel, which as 
you hint is different from RHEL/Centos' kernel.

Oh, I WAS told NOT to use the patch for

> Welcome to the development world of linux 2.6. I miss the older
> model they used on 2.4 and earlier. Now distributions are expected
> to maintain the stable kernels, which is fine until you need/want
> to do something like your trying to do. In the past this
> was much easier.
> Fortunately I haven't had to patch the kernel for years.
> nate
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