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Bug 126661 - Add "vanilla" and other precompiled kernel options
Add "vanilla" and other precompiled kernel options
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-06-24 10:34 EDT by Tim Keitt
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-18 23:04:36 EST
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Description Tim Keitt 2004-06-24 10:34:38 EDT
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Description of problem:
It would be really nice to have the option of installing kernels with
fewer patches / "features" added. I would suggest a "vanilla" (only
include necessary patches and options to work with FC), an
intermediate-complexity kernel with only the most stable patches /
compile options enabled and the full-blown patched and tweaked FC
kernel. I know I can recompile, but I'd rather 'yum install
kernel-vanilla' or similar. This would likely reduce the number of bug
reports as people having problems with all the added "features" of the
RH/FC kernels would fall back to a  less complex configuration. Just a

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Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2004-06-24 10:35:55 EDT
that doesn't sound too good an idea to me on first sight; our kernels
only have like 3 or 4 big features anyway and it's a lot of work to do
more kernels.... for what gain?
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2004-06-30 08:41:05 EDT
I think 'alternative' kernel packages should probably belong in
fedora-extras when that gets off the ground.

There may be some value in a vanilla package for regression testing.
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2004-11-18 23:04:36 EST
Arjan is now packaging up 2.6-ac kernels, which can be found at

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