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Re: kerenls: hand-rolled v. stock

on Wed, 23 Jun 2004 10:56:41AM -0600, Paul E Condon insinuated:
> On Wed, Jun 23, 2004 at 12:29:07PM -0400, Nori Heikkinen wrote:
> > i'm looking into grabbing a new kernel (because the one i'm using
> > doesn't appear to have the "soundcore" option either compiled in or as
> > a module -- can i fix this without updating kernels?).  the one i have
> > right now, i hand-rolled froum the 2.4.20 source.  i don't feel like
> > doing anothert one myself right now if i don't have to.
> > 
> > in general, is there much of an advantage to hand-rolling over
> > grabbing a stock kernel?  i feel like everything i probably want to
> > insert as a module (soundcore; usb; whatever) should be available in a
> > stock kernel.
> > 
> > thanks,
> > 
> > </nori>
> > 
> I'm not a kernel expert, but I offer some 'practical' advice:
> Choose a stock kernel that will boot on your hardware as a starting point.
> Use make-kpkg to create a duplicate of that stock kernel. (this tests
> your setup for creating kernels)
> Then modify the .config to get where you want to be.
> Take care to never loose an old .config file.

what you just described is, to me, equilavent to "rolling your own."

> In the process you may discover that a stock kernel meets your needs.

how? by noticing that everything you want to turn on is already turned



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