FW: Re: distro specific kernels vs vanilla kernel and how to compare among each other
i`m thinking of starting a small project to compare distro-specific kernel changes (see below)
before starting i wanted to take a first look at how different distro`s kernel-source looks like and how patches being handled there.
it was easy for me to get suse/fedora kernel and both have a patch collection within the source-rpm.
as an example, for suse/fedora each patch has a specific name like
-rw-r--r-- 1 659 50 921 27. Aug 21:42 acpi_force-fan-active.patch
-rw-r--r-- 1 659 50 3275 18. Sep 10:36 aux-at_vector_size.patch
-rw-r--r-- 1 659 50 14495 27. Aug 21:42 cpufreq_move_policy_init.patch
-rw-r--r-- 1 659 50 9371 27. Aug 21:42 cpufreq_ondemand_as_default.patch
-rw-r--r-- 1 659 50 2204 27. Aug 21:42 dm-add-ratelimit-logging-macros.patch
-rw-r--r-- 1 659 50 919 27. Aug 21:42 dm-bio_list-prefetch-removal.patch
-rw-r--r-- 1 659 50 1541 27. Aug 21:42 dm-delay-cleanup.patch
-rw-r--r-- 1 659 50 7899 27. Aug 21:42 dm-mpath-hp-sw.patch
-rw-r--r-- 1 659 50 19648 27. Aug 21:42 dm-mpath-rdac.patch
and they are applied to vanilla source when you build the binary rpm.
i don`t know how debian build system works - but is this handled differently there?
i searched for some time and all i found was some large diff which i can turn into a broken-out version, but a patch-collection with logical patch-names would give a better overview.
unfortunately i`m not deep enough into debian and maybe you can point me to the relevant patch files/archives/repositories or tell me if it`s different in debian ?
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Gesendet: 17.11.07 13:32:28
> An: "Andi Kleen" <email@example.com>
> CC: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Betreff: Re: distro specific kernels vs vanilla kernel and how to compare among each other
> besides a web-browseable directory structure with all the single broken-out patches (which are typically part of src.rpm or similar) , i assume it would be good to put those patched and unpatched kernel sources online via lxr ? ( http://lxr.linux.no/ )
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: "Andi Kleen" <email@example.com>
> > Gesendet: 16.11.07 23:25:29
> > An: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > CC: email@example.com
> > Betreff: Re: distro specific kernels vs vanilla kernel and how to compare among each other
> > firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > > does somebody know if there is a website or a project for giving comfortable and deeper insight into what`s specific to distro`s kernels and what`s their difference to vanilla kernel ?
> > >
> > > i mean some way to have some transparancy to what different distro vendors add to vanilla kernel sources and thus turning it into their own specific version.
> > There used to be such a page at kernelnewbies, but at some point it disappeared.
> > I agree it would be a useful resource.
> > -Andi
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