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From: Keith Smethers (keithls_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Fri 09 May 2003 - 04:15:39 BST

RedHat doesn't modify the kernel source, it applies patches to it.
If you download the source rpm, you get the stock kernel along with the
patches they apply. What patches and in which order are defined in the
spec file. The spec file is used to create a shell script which does the
extracting, patching, and compiling. Looking at the spec file or the
shell script shows exactly what they are doing to build their kernel.
It's a rpm thing; look up rpmbuild for further info.

-- Cathy Sarisky <cathy_at_acornhosting.net> wrote:
> If you're using the RedHat kernel, you don't have a 'vanilla' kernel.
> You can get a 'vanilla' kernel at http://www.kernel.org. I built the
> 2.4.20ctx-17 kernel a couple weeks ago with no rejects. It may be helpful
> to grab the .config file from the solucorp ftp server and start from
> there. Make sure you deselect jfs, and for a slim kernel (and faster
> compile) you'll want to deselect the features that don't apply (scsi,
> raid, etc as applicable).
> Hope that helps
> Cathy
> On Thu, 8 May 2003, Wray Cason wrote:
> > > If you compile your own kernel with the ctx patch you can have all
> > > the journaling you want. I've been using ext3 since ctx13 and
> > > haven't seen any problems with it.
> > >
> > > Eric
> >
> > This is the first occasion I have had to patch a kernel. Good stuff. I am a
> > bit confused on one point however. I am using patch-2.4.20ctx-17. The patch
> > is obviously not meant for the vanilla 2.4.20 kernel since there is a bunch of
> > file system stuff in the patch that isn't in the kernel. I applied the patch
> > to the RH 2.4.20-9 kernel and got several .rej's.
> >
> > What kernel is this patch meant for exactly? 2.4.20 + other patches?
> >
> > Many thanks.
> >
> > --
> > Wray Cason "Wrayman"
> > Auxilium Computing
> > www.auxiliumcomputing.com
> > wrayman_at_auxiliumcomputing.com
> > main: 206-595-2080
> > fax: 425-895-9825
> >

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