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Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 00:12:59 +0400
From: Vasily Kulikov <>
Subject: Re: status of 2.6.32-based kernel

(attaches are too big, resending email with ftp links)

On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 05:50 +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> Do you already have an updated kernel.spec?

It also needs additional kernel-firmware package or so, now it just
ignores firmware files.

> Have you already tried building the Owl userland with this kernel's
> headers?  If so, how many packages build / don't build?

Actually while typing this email I've noticed that I tried to build
world with old headers.  I'll post about results tomorrow after full
i686 and x86_64 worlds rebuilds.  Sorry :(

> > 1. Owl patch is updated
> Can you post it in here, please?

As you said, it is a basic not tuned config.

> > and a basic .config file is created.
> What did you base it on?
> I think we should start with OpenVZ's (which is in turn based on RHEL's)
> and tweak from there.


> > For now it should be 042stab055.16.
> Actually, we should go with their testing kernels.  By the time we're
> ready to declare any of this stable in Owl, they'll move their testing
> to stable as well (or replace it with an even newer revision, which
> we'll update to).  So it'd be 042stab056.11 now.


1) I've enabled IPv6 for now -- we will enable it anyway and disabling
it would force us to #ifdef many places.

2) Do we need a "/dev/cdrom" patch in init/do_mounts.c?  I guess we
should move the decision of real device identification from a raw device
path to a label or smth.

3) We had no USB support in 2.6.18.  I guess we need it now.

4) I'd vote for compiling wireless drivers as modules.



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