Gentoo Websites Logo
Go to: Gentoo Home Documentation Forums Lists Bugs Planet Store Wiki Get Gentoo!
Bug 312 - Need 2.2 kernel
Summary: Need 2.2 kernel
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Grant Goodyear (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-01-24 10:10 UTC by Grant Goodyear (RETIRED)
Modified: 2006-04-06 21:48 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description Grant Goodyear (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-01-24 10:10:17 UTC
Given all of the 2.4 issues, we really should have a 2.2 kernel in the tree, and
probably it's own profile.  I'm not sure of the status of devfs wrt the 2.2 
series; has anybody tested current Gentoo w/o devfs to make sure everything is 
working correctly?
Comment 1 Grant Goodyear (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-01-26 12:57:23 UTC
Okay, it's easy enough to compile a 2.2 kernel w/ devfs compiled in.
Unfortunately, tmpfs doesn't exist.  It wouldn't be hard to modify
/sbin/rc so that a ramdisk is created if the tmpfs mount fails, but
I don't know that it can be mounted on /dev/shm since devfs won't create
it.  At least, when I tried to mount it it failed.  Any suggestions?
Comment 2 Grant Goodyear (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-02-24 20:48:45 UTC
Karltk wants a 2.0 kernel, too.  Thank goodness UML is working for me!

It looks like /sbin/rc needs to be edited to mount a ramdisk instead
of tmpfs, and will need to have the mount point modified.
Comment 3 Grant Goodyear (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-02-28 12:16:35 UTC
Done.  Needs the forthcoming baselayout to work properly.