Opening this bug to begin the process with a new doc for educating users about the changes in kernel modules and kernels using koutput. The doc is still a bit sparse, but i want to get a few more eyes looking at it and i'll keep fleshing it out.
Created attachment 27435 [details]
User oriented koutput doc
Okay, here's the doc. The current HTML version can be found at:
A couple things to fix in Section 3. And I'm sorry I didn't provide a diff, but I'm at work and my boss is looking at me.
"After configuring a kernel to use a different output directory, the changes go largly unnoticed when configuring and isntalling a kernel. A few key files change locations that you should be aware of though. The main files to be concered with are .config, and the generated bzImage after compiling a kernel. Below is a table showing the original and new locations for some key files. We assume the kernel is a 2.6.4 kernel outputting to the Gentoo default of /var/tmp/kernel-output/2.6.4."
"After configuring to use a different output directory, the changes go largly unnoticed when configuring and installing a kernel. There are a few key file location changes that you should be aware of though. The main files to be concered with are .config, and the generated bzImage after compiling a kernel. Below is a table showing the original and new locations for these key files. The table assumes a 2.6.4 kernel outputting to the Gentoo default of /var/tmp/kernel-output/2.6.4."
Created attachment 28021 [details, diff]
fix coding style, apply ken's fix
Created attachment 28022 [details, diff]
Final fix to document
Committed into CVS, remain unlinked
Benny, don't forget to add email@example.com to the Cc-list. It makes it possible for us to keep track of documentation bugreports generally.
Created attachment 28125 [details, diff]
Update to user doc
Okay, here's a patch against the latest version in CVS. Includes some aesthetic
stuff with config-kernel, and an expansion including a new "Advantages"
section, and further details in the Repurcusssions section.
committed to cvs
Created attachment 28193 [details, diff]
Small spelling fixes
One of my users i had read over this pointed out how bad my spelling was in a
few places. hurrah for vimspell fixing a few things for me. (:
attached is a patch against CVS.
<latexer> BennyC: the kernel people decided to complicate things. you can mark them LATER or something if you want.
Closing this bug as per Josh's request in gentoo-doc's ML.
reopening to close properly
Files were removed from CVS long time ago.