[K12OSN] Poll: Priorities?

Jim Kinney jim.kinney at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 22:07:34 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 5:56 PM, Warren Togami Jr. <warren at togami.com>wrote:

> On 6/20/2011 6:48 AM, Jim Kinney wrote:
>> I would be happy to provide some technical abilities to build/maintain a
>> client package with the needed modules for this. I'm looking at how to
>> use the kernel src.rpm or devel.rpm and create the needed binaries as
>> part of a package upgrade cycle automatically. It may be easier than I
>> thought to provide a kmod-nbd.rpm
> There are other reasons to build an entirely new kernel instead of only the
> missing kernel modules.  We can slightly broaden the client hardware by
> making the client kernel not require PAE.  There are also driver bugs that
> can be fixed.

Thus a good reason to have a fairly automatic tool for a running system to
build new kernels for clients when they become available.
PAE is pretty useless for an i586 system.

> Warren
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