Regarding debugging bugs in developer Kernels
Posted Jul 28, 2005 6:15 UTC (Thu) by kune
Parent article: An OLS wrapup
A few years ago I used to install development kernels on my machines. However a more demanding job and a number of other priorities changed that. I'm still operating three Linux machines using Suse, however I don't have the time to invest into substituting the vendor kernels by the development kernels. The same can be said in user space, except the gcc compiler, which I'm interested in because of my tiny pet project. However the compiler is quite easy to change and there are not a lot of dependencies. One can even have two versions compilers in parallel, without creating a lot of hassle.
It would be nice if vendors would allow me to install the development kernel in a package and get the updates via standard update mechanisms. There will be some additional effort by the vendors, however the support should be easy: users not understanding the concept of a development kernel could always go back to standard. It might even so, that this feature might be available, but it doesn't appear to be widely published.
Don't tell me, that I have to enter simply a dozen commands to do it and that I could script it. Done this, have been there, it's not what I'm proposing here.
I would run those kernels on two of my three machines.
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