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[SLE] Re: Now Kernel Patches Was: [SLE] Disgruntled Customer
- From: tomas@xxxxxxxxxxxx (S.Toms)
- Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 23:00:20 -0700 (PDT)
- Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0008212247180.636-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 22 Aug 2000, Bruce wrote:
b> Dear SuSE,
b> This issue IS significant for us as we use both SuSE 6.4 Intel and PPC versions
b> and have attempted to create our own kernels without success. Given that
b> the kernel is supposed to be reasonably Open, is it possible
b> to find the usual adjustments that SuSE makes so we can apply them
b> after or in due process of creating a new kernel.
Not sure where SuSE keeps these patches, but it's rather easy to create
one yourself if your interested in doing so, simply do the following.
1. obtain default kernel and extract to location other then
2. enter the following on a cmd line
diff -uPr <path to default kernel> <path to SuSE kernel> > SuSE-kernel-patch.dif
3. move patch to secure location for use on other machines
Chances are good it will even apply to the next version kernel with a
couple warnings about line locations being different in some src files. As
long as you don't get any rej files then your set.
I've done it myself this way a few times for the reiser, emu10k1 and USB
b> Creating a kernel from (6.4) lx_linux 2.2.14 + patches to 2.2.16 for the PPC
b> doesn't produce a functional kernel so there is something else we have to do.
b> Applying the 2.2.15 and 2.2.16 patches to lx_suse (both Intel and PPC)
b> fails completely.
b> Yes the 2.2.16 kernel for the PPC works, but we have no idea whats inside them.
b> We for example don't want to have anything to do with SCSI,IPX,ARCNET,Token
b> Rings,Sound,Video and that stuff - this is an industrial and business
b> environment and we need performance. We DO need more advanced options at
b> the IP Network stage and Appletalk options which we CAN get with Redhat.
b> Likewise,if SuSE is modifing memory management facilities, then we need to
b> >Rolando Roman wrote:
b> >> i am new and i recommend from source rather than rpm you might want to ask
b> >> more about that
b> >Not essential any more these days, I only do it on big servers, but in
b> >the end that's religion.
b> >Anyway, I responded only to point out that on an rpm-based system even
b> >the sources are rpm's....
b> >The Linux sources are a little 'special', because it's a binary rpm
b> >containing sources. In the case of the SuSE kernel, the patched sources.
b> >It is in turn made by a source rpm, which contains a pristine 2.2.16 and
b> >the SuSE patches in an extra file/files. You can find the single patches
b> >somewhere on the CD, I forgot where, if you're interested to see what
b> >exactly we do to a standard kernel.
b> >Michael Hasenstein
b> >SuSE Linux AG, Nuernberg (Germany)
b> >SuSE Inc., Oakland, California (US)
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