current recipe for building new fedora kernel? and self-promotion.

JD jd1008 at
Sun Jul 11 15:01:26 UTC 2010

  On 07/11/2010 05:38 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>    (WARNING:  slightly self-serving post, but i figure i've built up at
> least a touch of goodwill over the years.)
>    first, for the sake of a course i'm writing, i'd like to refer to
> what is the current, canonical recipe for configuring and building an
> up-to-date kernel for fedora (ideally from the current git tree).  i
> have a fairly stock recipe from about a year ago but if there's a
> single page out there that is *the* fedora-approved way to do it, that
> would be terrific, i'd just link to it.

>    now, about the "course" (and here's the self-serving part), i think
> i've already mentioned previously that i'm in the midst of writing and
> publishing an online course in introductory linux kernel programming:
>    the self-serving part is that it's not free.  while the first few
> lessons are publicly available (and, admittedly, slanted towards
> ubuntu but i already have plans to go back on the next pass and add in
> RH/fedora alternatives for everything), if you decide you want to take
> the entire online course, the cost is all of $39 (CAD).  that's not
> $39 per lesson, that's for the ***entire course***.  and given that
> several of those lessons are freely available to everyone, you can
> certainly peruse them as much as you want at no risk before deciding.
>    about half the lessons are now up, and here's what is probably the
> final course outline:
>    at this point, you can pretty much read the rest and decide whether
> you're interested.  registered students get access to a course mailing
> list where they can chat with other students and get help from each
> other and, in a pinch, they can email me as well.
>    ok, i think i've yammered on long enough.
> rday
> p.s.  i'm well aware that there are people who are already pretty
> darned good at kernel programming and don't represent a potential
> (paying) student, but would still be interested in checking out the
> course.  if you fall into that category, here's what i've done for a
> few people already.
> you can register for a user account at, then drop me a
> note and i can just quietly reconfigure your account so that you can
> read everything.  just make the case that it's in my best interests to
> give you a free subscription, and i'll take it from there.  :-)
> p.p.s.  i'm at ottawa linux symposium this week but probably not right
> to the very end so if you want to hook and chat over a beer or
> something, drop me a note.

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