On Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 09:54:02PM -0700, Roland McGrath wrote:
I used to have some spec file hacks for conditionally building
upstream, or upstream + another git branch, kernels in Fedora rpms.
(I made vanilla and vanilla+utrace rpms like this for a while.)
davej never wanted the conditional spec bits in cvs, so I let it wither
after a while.
I toyed with the idea a few times. It might actually make sense to do something
like this. There's probably always a handful of patches that you'll want
from the Fedora kernel (things like the make nonintoldconfig thing for eg)
but it could be worthwhile.
I've chatted with Andrew Morton a number of times, and he's also wondered
why we don't do it, and I don't really have a good answer.
Meh, lets do it. If we can hook it somehow so that when I do
a 'make build' for the rawhide kernel, a vanilla also pops out,
all the better. (Though build times for the kernel are getting _crazy_)