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 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/projects/kernel/kotd/x86_64/HEAD 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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