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Old 09-28-2010, 08:50 PM   #1
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compiling latest kernel on older distributions

Dear Gentle Folk,

I would like to add latest tc+esfq functionality to machines running
older distributions, FC3, FC5 etc.

I am told I should down load the latest kernel and recompile
with the proper patches which I can do.

Are there problems with using latest kernels with older
distributions, they are all running 2.6.x, but the x has of course
gone up since FC3.

Thank you in advance for your time.

Homer Wilson Smith
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:21 AM   #2
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If the userland of the distro is intended to run with a 2.6.x kernel, building and running a more current 2.6.x kernel shouldn't cause any troubles. In fact, it is advisable.

One thing . . . make sure that the device naming will not cause you any troubles. For example, with the default configuration since 2.6.28 (I think . . . could be a different version), IDE hard drives will get named just like SATA and SCSI drives. Make sure that your fstab and lilo/grub configurations are ready.


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