Re: What Distro is best for Starting Kernel Dev?

From: Jonathan Corbet
Date: Mon May 25 2009 - 11:01:22 EST

On Sat, 23 May 2009 11:44:11 -0400
Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> John Walsh wrote:
> > What Distro is best for Starting Kernel Dev?
> If you want to learn more about the system than
> anybody should ever need to know, you can stick
> with a bleeding-edge development distro like
> Fedora Rawhide, Mandriva Cooker or Debian Unstable.

I do the bulk of my work on such distributions, but if you're really
wanting to get started with *kernel* development, there is one thing to
be aware of: development distributions can be an independent source of
instability/weirdness in a system. If you're at an early stage with the
kernel, you may want to minimize the number of variables which can be
changing at once. So it might make more sense to base your work on a
distribution which is not changing underneath you.

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