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Old 12-18-2003, 06:59 PM   #1
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2.6.0. kernel RedHat

Would there be any problem if i were to download and install 2.6.0. kernel on RHL 9.

Cause i have read that redhat is first going to rework it before it goes out for ppl to use...
Maybe i got this wrog...

Or i need to wait for redhat to publish the kernel for this distro?

Old 12-18-2003, 07:32 PM   #2
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you can download and use whatever kernel you want, you dont need RH's permission just make sure you do it *safe* and keep your current kernel as an option in boot menu
Old 12-18-2003, 07:33 PM   #3
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Well you just need to modify a few things yourself and it should work. In fact I'm gonna try it tonight when I get home.

This section from the kernel changelog is what we should take notice I suppose:
- The in-kernel module loader was reimplemented.
- You need replacement module utilities from
- A backwards compatible set of module utilities is also available
from the same URL in RPM format.
- Debian sarge/sid or Conectiva snapshot users can just use
'apt-get install module-init-tools'
- Modules now free stuff marked with __init or __initdata.
- For Red Hat users, there's another pitfall in "/etc/rc.sysinit".
During startup, the script sets up the binary used to dynamically load
modules stored at "/proc/sys/kernel/modprobe". The initscript looks
for "/proc/ksyms", but since it doesn't exist in 2.6 kernels, the
binary used is "/sbin/true" instead.

This, eventually, will keep modules from working. Red Hat users will
have to patch the "/etc/rc.sysinit" script to set
"/proc/sys/kernel/modprobe" to "/sbin/modprobe", even
when "/proc/ksyms" doesn't exist.
- Modules now have a .ko suffix instead of .o
- Some (older) versions of 'mkinitrd' don't search for modules
that end with .ko, so update your mkinitrd if this is a problem.


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