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Old 04-18-2010, 05:26 PM   #1
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Compiling kernel sources that come with Slackware

I want to compile a kernel to add a few options that are not enabled in the huge-smp- that comes with slackware. specifically, i want to add TASK_DELAY_ACCT and TASK_IO_ACCOUNTING so that I can use iotop.

I just want to add those 2 options to the new kernel, everything else I'd like to keep the way it is as the system has been running just fine. Will running 'make menuconfig' in /usr/src/linux default to the options that are used in the stock kernel?
Old 04-18-2010, 06:47 PM   #2
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if you copy the /boot/config (should be a symlink to your running kernel config) to /usr/src/linux/.config then run "make oldconfig"

After that you can run "make menuconfig" and proceed as normal.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:05 PM   #3
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Just an FYI. Another way to get the config of the running kernel is to do

zcat /proc/config.gz > /usr/src/linux/.config


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Old 04-19-2010, 09:35 PM   #4
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