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RE: Compiling kernel rpm



On Wed, 2005-01-12 at 11:05, Otto Haliburton wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:redhat-list-
> > bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Blair Lowe
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 11:57 AM
> > To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> > Subject: RE: Compiling kernel rpm
> > 
> > On Tue, 2005-01-11 at 18:46, Otto Haliburton wrote:
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:redhat-list-
> > > > bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Blair Lowe
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 2:49 PM
> > > > To: Red Hat General List
> > > > Subject: Compiling kernel rpm
> > > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > When I try to compile an rpm (rpmbuild -ba) for kernel-2.4.20-28.7 for
> > > > rh7.3, the rpm doesn't create the smp.
> > > >
> > > > Here is the patch that I want to apply to upgrade the 3ware drivers
> > > > (from code off of the 3ware website) in case someone at redhat wants
> > to
> > > > upgrade the valhalla kernel with this stuff:
> > > >
> > > > SPEC FILE (watch for my revision suffix there):
> > > > http://www.computerengineering.ca/download/specs/kernel-2.4.spec
> > > >
> > > > 3ware PATCH (note patch level in spec file above):
> > > > http://www.computerengineering.ca/download/patches/3ware-7.7.1-driver-
> > > > update.patch
> > > >
> > > > Please advise as to how to create the smp kernel. Do I need smp arch
> > on
> > > > the machine that compiles the kernel to get an smp kernel?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Blair.
> > > >
> > > If you know how to build the kernel, then when you do menuconfig, or th
> > > xconfig, you need to config the smp processor stuff, unless I'm confused
> > by
> > > what you are asking.  I don't think you are going to get any other
> > support
> > > for what you want except you.
> > 
> > Thanks Otto,
> > 
> > Perhaps I should rephrase this for others:
> > 1. I never expected anything from redhat, only requested it. I assumed
> > that people other than redhat staff read and reply to this list.
> > 2. All I want to know, is that why when I create the kernel from an RPM,
> > it does not create the smp version.
> > 3. How can I make the rpmbuild create a kernel using the kernel source
> > with an smp version.
> > --
> respectfully, I just told you, use the configuration programs to configure
> for smp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks Otto.

The idea was that I would create the kernel with rpmbuild, menuconfig,
however I shall see if I can go info the config SOURCE files, and do it
that way with a patch or something.

Blair.
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