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Thread: Kernel building: using serial.conf/guard script ?

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    Default Kernel building: using serial.conf/guard script ?

    SuSE Readme for the kernel says that before kernel building it's necessary to apply all the kernel patches from serial.conf list (because kernel source is vanilla kernel).

    I thought that kernel-source RPM package from OpenSUSE repository (11.1 to be exact)contains "SuSE source", i.e. patched vanilla kernel.
    And I may use standard make oldconfig/make/make modules_install/make install procedure.

    So the question is: should I perform pathcing of SuSE kernel source before kernel building ?

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    Default Re: Kernel building: using serial.conf/guard script ?

    mikky m wrote:
    > SuSE Readme for the kernel says that before kernel building it's
    > necessary to apply all the kernel patches from serial.conf list (because
    > kernel source is vanilla kernel).
    >
    > I thought that kernel-source RPM package from OpenSUSE repository (11.1
    > to be exact)contains *"SuSE source"*, i.e. *patched vanilla kernel*.
    > And I may use standard make oldconfig/make/make modules_install/make
    > install procedure.
    >
    > So the question is: should I perform pathcing of *SuSE kernel source*
    > before kernel building ?


    The kernel-source RPM package is patched.

    It is not always necessary to patch vanilla kernel source. I never do,
    and I run non-standard kernels nearly all the time. If unpatched, you
    will not have AppArmor capabilities, and there are some warnings about
    a missing ioctl in the terminal driver, but neither are critical.
    There are likely other things missing, but I don't miss them.

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