Minimum Host Prerequisites
bryan at kadzban.is-a-geek.net
Mon Oct 20 19:55:00 PDT 2008
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Ken Moffat wrote:
> To me, 2.6.9 is ancient history! (4 years old). I think something
> like 2.6.16 (purely because it is still getting long-term support
> updates) is a better minimum, but also I think we should encourage
> people to build a new kernel first (if they aren't using a Live CD)
> so that they can be sure it works with their .config, and then they
> can use --enable-kernel=current.
Hmm. I wouldn't want to set it any higher than the minimum required on
the host, which I believe is determined currently by the process to
generate udev NIC names? Though the actual page only says "2.6.x", hmm.
I *think* the udev process required 2.6.8 or newer to work at all, and
2.6.18 for some kind of enhancement (comments perhaps?). I wonder if we
need to set it at least that high.
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