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SubjectRe: Penelope builds a kernel
"Eric S. Raymond" wrote:
> Penelope needs to build a kernel to support her exotic driver, but she
> hasn't got more than the vaguest idea how to go about it. The
> instructions with the driver source patch tell her to apply it at the
> top level of a current Linux source tree and then just say "build the
> kernel" before getting off into technicalia about the user-space
> tools.

Very few hardware vendors give out kernel patches... if any. The end
user method of choice I've seen is a tarball with files to build, or a
single .c file to build. Kernel autoconfiguration for vendor drivers
rarely comes into play, because the driver is built against the "current
kernel" headers, but not with the standard kernel build system and

Oh, and is Penelope single?


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