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SubjectRe: [VM/MEMORY-SICKNESS] 2.4.15-pre7 kmem_cache_create invalid opcode
Jeff Merkey wrote:

>>Have you even looked at the kernel-source RPM ?
> Yes. I based a Linux distribution on RedHat's 6.2 last year, and I am
> **VERY** familiar with your anaconda installer and kernel.src.rpm build
> modules. I know the 7.X stuff got a hell of a lot better, but customers
> still have to sterilize the build area are your rpm gets installed in order
> to build external kernel modules.

<sigh> Again, this isn't true. I build modules against our
kernel-source RPM tree all the time, and I *never* do a make distclean.
If I did, it would screw the tree permanently. If you are basing your
arguments about what you saw with 6.2, then you are sorely out of date
(hell, that was still a 2.2 kernel system). Things have improved a lot
since then. The one overridding rule of working with a tree like we
ship though, is *NEVER* do anything in the tree itself. That tree is
assembled to provide *ALL* the kernel versions and includes for all the
kernels we ship. However, even doing a make dep in the tree will blow
important parts away. Download my module build kit and see what I'm
talking about because you currently obviously *don't* know what I'm
talking about.


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