[TriLUG] Subjects for "Kernel 101"
Mon, 8 Oct 2001 07:45:28 -0700 (PDT)
Here is a tentative agenda for Thursday's discussion. Please forward any
suggestions on anything I haven't thought to cover that you believe should
I will be demoing the kernel compile.
0. complete history of the kernel...abridged
1. Why compile your own kernel
1a its not very hard.
2. Where to get your kernel
3. backing existing kernel up before you start
3a. /boot directory
3b. a brief moment of silence for those who use a distribution
puts the kernel in the / 'root' directory
4. preparation for compilation
5. menuconfig, oldconfig, config, xconfig
5a. .config file
6a. what you probably should/shouldn't compile as a module
7. why I don't use menuconfig anymore
8. common problems
9. compiling (nap time)
10a why you probably should rethink your config if you need this
13. booting or recovering
What probably won't be covered:
1. upgrading from (2.0/2.2) -> 2.4 (though if anyone wants to share they're
welcome...I always wait for the distros to come out before attempting this)
2. more than basic optimization
Special thanks to Jon who graciously agreed to let me hose...er..ah use his
laptop for this.
Thoughts? Questions? Suggestions?