On Thu, Mar 31, 2005 at 02:33:12PM -0500, Paul Iadonisi wrote:
On Thu, 2005-03-31 at 21:20 +0200, Roland Käser wrote:
> > this would increase the complexity of kernel
> > building and maintenance for FC4 and beyond.
> Why? Its just an other rpm packages which provides the kernel 2.4.29.
> The xen distro contributes the packages for it. Just a new spec and a
> new srpm. Should take (I'm not yet a specialist for building rpms for
> xen) around a half hour to create the package.
Just another rpm? You can't be serious. We're talking another
kernel, here. Let's ask Dave Jones (whom I believe is the current
kernel rpm maintainer) how much he fancies maintaining multiple kernel
rpms per release of Fedora Core and/or Red Hat Enterprise Linux that is
different than upstream and that has to be kept up to date security-
I don't see any particular benefit offered by running a 2.4 kernel
in a 2.6 Xen host. If 2.6 doesn't do something for you that 2.4 does,
that needs fixing. 2.4 is a dead end wrt new development. I'm surprised
to hear the Xen folks still support it.
I have no plans whatsoever to build another 2.4 kernel for Fedora,
so unless some loony decides to take this on as a fedora-extras
project (and there are so many more worthwhile projects that could
be done imo), it won't happen.