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From: David Luyer <david_luyer@pacific.net.au>
To: Horst von Brand <vonbrand@inf.utfsm.cl>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Download process for a "split kernel" (was: obsolete code must die)
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 22:14:35 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200106141214.f5ECEaL3022945@typhaon.pacific.net.au> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Thu, 14 Jun 2001 08:07:11 -0400." <200106141207.f5EC7CA4030080@pincoya.inf.utfsm.cl>
In-Reply-To: <200106141207.f5EC7CA4030080@pincoya.inf.utfsm.cl>


  (I wrote)
> > This might actually make sense - a kernel composed of multiple versioned
> > segments.  A tool which works out dependencies of the options being selected,
> > downloads the required parts if the latest versions of those parts are not
> > already downloaded, and then builds the kernel (or could even build during
> > the download, as soon as the build dependencies for each block of the kernel
> > are satisfied, if you want to be fancy...).
> 
> Please do look at the archives to find out just why this idea is floated
> each 3 to 4 months and then shot down, and why.

Well, I'm actually looking at the 2nd idea I mentioned in my e-mail -- a very 
small "kernel package" which has a config script, a list of config options and
the files they depend on and an appropriately tagged CVS tree which can then be
used for a compressed checkout of a version to do a build.  (Or maybe something
more bandwidth-friendly than CVS for the initial checkout.)

Maybe I'll find the spare time to do it, maybe I won't, either way I won't post
any more on the subject until I have something tangible (so far I've just 
done the 'easy bit': written a quick shell script which imported 2.4.x into a
tagged CVS tree; the 'hard bit', to write a script to analyse each kernel rev
and determine which files are used by which config options and mix that in
together with the minimal install for a 'make menuconfig' will take somewhat
longer).

David.
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  reply	other threads:[~2001-06-14 12:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 55+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <Pine.LNX.4.21.0106140018140.14934-100000@imladris.rielhome .conectiva>
2001-06-14  0:44 ` obsolete code must die Daniel
2001-06-14  0:54   ` Rik van Riel
2001-06-14  0:56   ` Jaswinder Singh
2001-06-14  1:00   ` Jeff Garzik
     [not found]   ` <20010613204729.A18297@pimlott.ne.mediaone.net>
2001-06-14  1:05     ` Daniel Dickman
2001-06-14  1:09       ` Rik van Riel
2001-06-14  1:20       ` Gary E. Miller
2001-06-14  1:08   ` Colonel
2001-06-13 22:23     ` Rafael Diniz
2001-06-15 19:45       ` Eric Hancock
2001-06-14 19:00     ` Mike A. Harris
2001-06-14  1:11   ` John Chris Wren
2001-06-14  1:13   ` Claudio Martins
2001-06-14  1:23   ` Justin Guyett
2001-06-14  1:51   ` Mohammad A. Haque
2001-06-14  1:55   ` Horst von Brand
2001-06-14  3:41     ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2001-06-14  1:58   ` D. Stimits
2001-06-14  2:22   ` Alan Olsen
2001-06-14  1:24     ` Robert Love
2001-06-14  1:32       ` Colonel
2001-06-14  1:45         ` Rainer Mager
2001-06-14  2:00           ` Download process for a "split kernel" (was: obsolete code must die) David Luyer
2001-06-14  2:30             ` Jaswinder Singh
2001-06-14  7:56             ` Daniel Phillips
2001-06-14  8:34               ` Alexander Viro
2001-06-14 16:25                 ` Daniel Phillips
2001-06-14 17:21                 ` Richard Gooch
2001-06-14 12:07             ` Horst von Brand
2001-06-14 12:14               ` David Luyer [this message]
2001-06-14 12:18                 ` Rob Landley
2001-06-14  7:56           ` obsolete code must die Alan Cox
2001-06-14  9:06             ` Ghozlane Toumi
2001-06-14  9:24             ` James Sutherland
2001-06-14 14:45             ` Michael Bacarella
2001-06-15  3:58             ` Michael Peddemors
2001-06-15  4:09               ` Joel Jaeggli
2001-06-15 11:51             ` Rogier Wolff
2001-06-14  1:41     ` David Luyer
2001-06-14  2:37       ` Tom Vier
2001-06-14  8:35     ` Bohdan Vlasyuk
2001-06-14 10:25     ` Andrzej Krzysztofowicz
2001-06-14  2:31   ` James Stevenson
2001-06-14  3:24   ` Rik van Riel
2001-06-14  3:48   ` Stephen Satchell
2001-06-14  4:26     ` Rik van Riel
2001-06-14  6:31   ` Russell King
2001-06-14  6:54     ` Daniel Dickman
2001-06-14  7:12   ` L. K.
2001-06-14  8:44   ` Luigi Genoni
2001-06-14  9:55   ` Thomas Pornin
2001-06-14 15:15   ` Brad Johnson
2001-06-14 18:57   ` Mike A. Harris
2001-06-15  3:48   ` Michael Peddemors
2001-06-15 14:21     ` Horst von Brand

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