Re: [SLE] Question re: kernels - Query
From: peter Nikolic (p.nikolic1_at_btinternet.com)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 07:59:36 +0100
On Monday 26 Jul 2004 07:35, email@example.com wrote:
> Sorry to be a pain - but I see this often and would like to get a
> correct description - what exactly is a 'vanilla kernel'? I always
> thought it meant a standard kernel as distributed on the original
> vendor CD's for an OS.
> Now it appears that a vanilla kernel is one the user has compiled
> custom on their Linux box.
> What exactly is a vanilla kernel?
> Please help me be more accurate ;-)
> Thanks in advance..
> Jonathan Hughes
> Technical Support Specialist
> MCSE / MCP
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> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <michael@weblore cc:
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> Question re: kernels
> 07/24/04 04:39
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> This may be a bit on the philosophical side (well, for geeks like
> me at least), but...
> I know that SuSE - and for that matter almost all distributors -
> modifies the
> kernel that is distributed. The question then becomes: why? Exactly
> what do we gain or lose if we use a vanilla kernel as distributed
> by linux.org? If the changes in the kernels are that important,
> then why aren't they in the vanilla kernel? How many of you are
> using a vanilla kernel instead of the one
> distributed by SuSE?
> - ---Michael
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Vanilla as in straight from kernel.org with no patches no mods just
neat kernel.org stuff .
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