[CentOS] Run a more recent kernel than 2.6.18 on CentOS?

Wed Sep 17 23:13:16 UTC 2008
Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org>

Florin Andrei wrote:
> Get the vanilla kernel tarball.
> Apply the mkspec patch. (*)

Now do this:

export RPM_RH5_STYLE=1

Otherwise the patch is pointless.

Or hack the patch and remove the "if $RPM_RH5_STYLE; then" conditionals 
so it's always generated "RH5 style".

> Get the .config file from the CentOS kernel (see /boot).
> Use that config file to do a "make oldconfig" in the vanilla kernel 
> source tree. This will import most settings from the original CentOS 
> kernel.
> Now do a "make menuconfig" and peruse the config items. Make sure it's 
> not missing important stuff.
> Now do "make rpm".
> Voila, you've got a kernel rpm that's pretty similar to CentOS, only newer.
> (*) - without the mkspec patch, the rpm will be pretty generic. The 
> CentOS/Redhat kernel rpm has a few more features that you need. This 
> patch adds them. See the file attached to this message.
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Florin Andrei