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TanKCR 05-21-2012 01:20 AM

Upgrade Linux Kernel Source Files
 
Hi all, I am building a kernel for a specific platform and am using the cross-compile method. However, it occurred to me that there may be a better way to do it. The vendor provides an already prepared kernel source, what I am wondering is if I can simple upgrade that source from 2.6 to 3.*?

ericson007 05-22-2012 04:20 AM

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Originally Posted by TanKCR (Post 4683647)
Hi all, I am building a kernel for a specific platform and am using the cross-compile method. However, it occurred to me that there may be a better way to do it. The vendor provides an already prepared kernel source, what I am wondering is if I can simple upgrade that source from 2.6 to 3.*?

I am sure that you will be able to get the newer kernels from the testing branch of your repo. Note that if you have a support contract, they will most likely not bother about giving you support anymore so it is a waste of the money that you have paid. Maybe see with support if there is a supported kernel in the 3* range.

But generally speaking, by enabling the testing or unstable repo and doing an update will get you the more recent stuff, but I would recommend against it if you provide customers with service level agreements.

TanKCR 05-24-2012 03:38 AM

That would be great except it is an android device, the manufacturer isn't really supporting Linux on it.


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