[CentOS] Building a kernel without kabichk

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 15:44:00 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 7:33 AM, Terry Hull <tah at nrg-inc.com> wrote:
> On 4/14/09 3:12 AM, in article
> bfa89a870904140112s490d223ch440cf009d20e88df at mail.gmail.com, "Akemi Yagi"
> <amyagi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 8:08 PM, Terry Hull <tah at nrg-inc.com> wrote:
>>> On 4/13/09 7:01 PM, in article
>>> bfa89a870904131701i2afd9b41j78b53b0611a9e462 at mail.gmail.com, "Akemi Yagi"
>>> <amyagi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The patches I need to make do break kABI.  I just have not yet applied them.
>>> I was trying to get the base kernel to build before I added the complexity
>>> of patching it.
>>>> If the build still fails, please post the last portion of the error
>>>> log (or e-mail the whole log file to me).
>>> I have attached a compressed log file.  The errors seem to be in the build
>>> of OCFS.
>> Thanks for the err log file. From the looks of it, the error is in the
>> code itself as you noted.  So, that should have nothing to do with
>> kABI.
>> I checked my own log for the kernel 128.1.6 building but did not see
>> anything (warnings and such) relating to ocfs2.  You mentioned " have
>> NOT installed any patches that will break KABI".  Have you installed
>> any patches at all, that is, patches that do not break kABI ?  If so,
>> would any of them touch the ocfs code?
>> Akemi
> No, I have not added any patches at all to the source.  I just modified the
> .spec file and compiled with the --without kabichk option.  I also did not
> have any trouble building the kernel as long as kabichk was enabled.


I normally build kABI compatible kernels, so seldom touch the
kabichk-related part of the spec file.  I'm now cc'ing this post to
Alan Bartlett who routinely does it and has amended most part of the
wiki article.


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