compiling and booting 2.6.34

Chase Douglas chase.douglas at
Fri May 28 20:17:58 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-05-28 at 21:55 +0200, Lucio Crusca wrote:
> Stefan Bader wrote:
> Out of curiosity: do the mainline kernels include significant patches to the 
> corresponding vanilla ones? In other words, are Ubuntu patches cosmetic ones 
> (or performance centric) or do they add some hardware compatibility 
> otherwise not obtainable with unpoatched vanilla sources? Yet another 
> rewording of the question: do I have any chance to compile a vanilla kernel 
> and see it boot without applying Ubuntu patches?

The mainline kernels we build have the exact same source as the vanilla
kernels from upstream. We take our Ubuntu kernel config and port it
over, but that's it.

If you want to try an Ubuntu kernel, you can install the Maverick
development kernels. They will be tracking upstream until 2.6.35 is
released. At that point, they will track the 2.6.35 stable tree.

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