Re: What is the vanilla kernel?
From: Stefan Smietanowski
Date: Mon Oct 10 2005 - 05:35:19 EST
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jeff shia wrote:
> I still have some questions.
> The stable kernel is called vanilla?but the file name is linux-version.tar.gz?
> Such as the kenrel linux-2.6.8.tar.gz can be called a vanilla?
> Thank you. :-)
Vanilla is just what people call it. You might call your car Betty, that
doesn't mean it's made by the Betty Corporation nor that the model is
Betty. It's simply what people call it.
Just like in Texas Hold'Em, if you get two aces before the flop people
call them "American Airlines" (AA), that doesn't make it the official
So yes, linux-2.6.8.tar.gz is vanilla. linux-2.6.8-mm1.tar.gz isn't
Vanilla simply means "standard" or "unpatched" or "Linus Edition".
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