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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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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?
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.
Arjan is now packaging up 2.6-ac kernels, which can be found at