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#1 2005-10-19 09:05:10

dtw
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Changes to kernel26archck install

The next version of kernel26archck will install to (variously) *-archck rather than *-archck?

This will remove the need for rebuilding the modules everytime - dunno why I never did this before!

Just so you all know smile

And, before anyone mentions it, yes I will add cramfs as well...

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#2 2005-10-19 16:54:56

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Re: Changes to kernel26archck install

dibblethewrecker wrote:

*-archck rather than *-archck?

It looks like the same thing. Is there a typo or is there something that I misundertand?  :?

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#3 2005-10-19 17:06:59

Pierluigi
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Re: Changes to kernel26archck install

Snowman wrote:

Is there a typo or is there something that I misundertand?  :?

I think you're missing the '?'. it should stay for the version number, like -archck8

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#4 2005-10-19 17:09:24

dtw
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Re: Changes to kernel26archck install

Yeah, the ? is the version number which I wll be removing from the fs nomenclature to avoid the need to rebuild the modules all the time, as they have already done with stock.  Check the PKGBUILD in HEAD if you would smile

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#5 2005-10-19 17:19:33

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Re: Changes to kernel26archck install

I thought the ? was a regular question mark. :oops: I haven't tried yet the archck kernel.  I wanted to but recent reports that it was slower than the stock kernel made me stick with the latter.  I'll try the next version.

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#6 2005-10-19 20:23:21

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Re: Changes to kernel26archck install

Am I missing something here, or am I just thick? wink

dibblethewrecker wrote:

This will remove the need for rebuilding the modules everytime

Don't we always need to rebuild modules when we change kernel? I rebuild my wlan-ng modules for every kernel - have I been wasting my time?

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#7 2005-10-19 20:36:57

dtw
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Re: Changes to kernel26archck install

Possibly - I don't belive it is always necessary, especially if it is just a change in the .y branch

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#8 2005-10-19 21:02:58

phrakture
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Re: Changes to kernel26archck install

tomk wrote:

Am I missing something here, or am I just thick? wink

dibblethewrecker wrote:

This will remove the need for rebuilding the modules everytime

Don't we always need to rebuild modules when we change kernel? I rebuild my wlan-ng modules for every kernel - have I been wasting my time?

It highly depends on what changes were made - Linus has stated several times that he will never enforce a stable module ABI, because that goes against progress - that doesn't mean that from, say, 2.6.13.x to 2.6.13.y the module ABI *was* changed - maybe no one touched it.  Maybe other work was done.

And when that stuff does change, alot of the time it is either general stuff that affects all modules, or something specific to one "class" of modules - i.e. you must recompile network modules, but "nvidia" can remain the same.

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#9 2005-10-19 22:56:49

tomk
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Re: Changes to kernel26archck install

Thanks guys - that's a bit clearer.

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#10 2005-10-19 23:11:29

dtw
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Re: Changes to kernel26archck install

I suppose a good rule of thumb is...install your new kernel, if the modules work that's good, if they don't then rebuild them smile

The trick is getting the kernel to always install the modules to the same dir smile  It's not a hard trick, especially if you follow the stock kernel PKGBUILD...

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