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Re: Out of tree kernel images / Lustre image

On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 05:59:43PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Now to my question. Lustre needs a specialy patched kernel

Why? Ah I see, they don't know how to abstract that and get informations
how to do that properly from upstream.

>                                                            and builds
> a ton (~100MB uncompressed) of kernel modules and support
> binaries. How should that be handled?

Modules needs to be seperated from binaries.

> Would it be OK for lustre to build its own out-of-tree kernel image
> and modules?

It is the same than fai-kernels which is scheduled for removal.

>              Or would that be too much extra work for the security
> team to support?

If you want to be correct, you can't use linux-source. So the security
team have to support another kernel source.

> What is the policy on this kind of thing?

As the kernel team to provide them. But with this flacky patchset, this
won't work.


The heart is not a logical organ.
		-- Dr. Janet Wallace, "The Deadly Years", stardate 3479.4

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