Re: Options depending on STANDALONE

From: Dave Jones
Date: Thu Aug 03 2006 - 17:01:41 EST

On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 01:51:27PM -0700, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 04:49:08PM -0400, Brown, Len wrote:
> > I've advised SuSE many times that they should not be shipping it,
> > as it means that their supported OS is running on modified firmware --
> > which, by definition, they can not support. Indeed, one could view
> > this method as couter-productive to the evolution of Linux --
> > since it is our stated goal to run on the same machines that Windows
> > runs on -- without requiring customers to modify those machines
> > to run Linux.
> Ok, if it's your position that we should not support this, I'll see what
> I can do to remove it from our kernel tree...
> If there are any other patches that we are carrying that you (or anyone
> else) feel we should not be, please let me know.

It's somewhat hard to tell when the source rpm's don't match the binaries.
See for example,
and notice the lack of 2.6.18rc3 source, just 2.6.16. Or am I looking
in the wrong place ? (The other arch's all seem to suffer this curious problem).


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