Valuable to try to build a *small* kernel?
dbr at greenhydrant.com
Tue Nov 26 12:17:36 PST 2002
On Tue, Nov 26, 2002 at 12:12:17PM -0800, Lan Barnes wrote:
> But for me, spending more than an afternoon on failed compiles (OK,
> the compiles worked, but the kernels didn't) wastes my most valuable
> resource, time. And I don't know if it's me, Red Hat, or Linux in
> general, but kernel compiles seem much more fragile than they used to
> be in, say, RH 5.2.
It must be you <grin>, because I haven't had a problem in years with custom
kernels except when I know I made a stupid mistake like forget to
compile in the disk driver!
I almost never use RedHat's kernel source as a starting point, though, I
usually go start with the official kernel source and then add any
patches I may need. With over a dozen machines in various locations
around the world, I've only seen one crash possibly related to the
What type of problems have you had?
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