kernel builds in rawhide
ttomecek at redhat.com
Mon Jul 27 13:01:44 UTC 2015
Quoting Peter Robinson (2015-07-27 11:15:58)
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 10:10 AM, Tomas Tomecek <ttomecek at redhat.com> wrote:
> > I can see that RCs of development version of kernel are being built in rawhide.
> > Which is really great to test new stuff. But I would be pretty scared to run RC
> > kernel normally.
> No, I don't see how that adds value, the kernels RCs are generally OK
> and how is it any different to running development userspace
...or they can contain bugs in FS drivers which will corrupt your data.
> > Would it make sense then to also build latest stable releases?
> > E.g. now it would be 4.1.3. All I can see in koji is this 4.1.3 build  for f22.
> How would that even work from a dnf/rpm perspective? It will always
> pull in the latest and hence what ever RC is currently built. Kernels
> have the lovely ability to have more than one installed at once, by
> default 3, so if one particular RC causes issues you grab appropriate
> debug details to report a bug and reboot into the last one that
> worked. You could also manually download/install a 4.1.x stable
> release if a RC series causes you particular pain in a cycle, but
> ultimately if it's not tested and fixed in the RC cycle you're likely
> to have issues with it when it goes stable due to people not testing.
Well, we could have a separate repo with all stable kernels and installing the
$ dnf update --disablerepo="*" --enablerepo=rawhide-stable-kernel
> You could also manually download/install a 4.1.x stable release if a RC series
> causes you particular pain in a cycle
I can't. I would have to build it myself. And that's really my point with this
thread: should I build the kernel myself, or is anyone else interested in this
and can we figure out a solution for everyone?
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