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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:17 am    Post subject: vanilla sources? Reply with quote

I`m gonna build me a 64bit system,I`ve always used vanilla and I noticed Gentoo recommends the Gentoo sources.
So what real problems do I face using vanilla sources?
Or what do I gain from using Gentoo sources.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The gentoo sources have some specials patchs or features that the vanilla-source doesn't have.

For more information : http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-kernel.xml
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think read that.It doesnt say much.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The genpatch list can be found here: http://dev.gentoo.org/~dsd/genpatches/patches-2.6.19-5.htm

I really don't see any x86_64 related patches, or anything that would preclude one from running vanilla on x86_64.

I imagine that the guides recommend gentoo-sources simply because it's written by Gentoo for Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bilateral wrote:
I imagine that the guides recommend gentoo-sources simply because it's written by Gentoo for Gentoo.


I think so too :)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give it a shot. You can build a kernel with both and see which works better.

I'm using vanilla right now because of some video driver that wasn't working right in gentoo-sources. Not gentoo's fault, digging into the source tree I found some interesting comments from the driver writer. the same old story: chipset makers don't give us any info on their chips, blah.....
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For what it's worth, I'm running a 2.6.20.3 vanilla kernel on X86_64. No problems.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I appreciate every bit of knowledge you people share with me. :wink:
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would just use the Gentoo-sources. Or the mm-sources if your crazy like that.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I preffer not to use patches others than those I need.

So, I just use vanilla and patch myself when needed. No issues here with either x86 or amd64. It just works.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My amd64 laptop runs on upstream git snapshots. The gentoo sources are very unlikely to have any patches that you need to get things running -- that will happen in arch-specific kernel trees, but not in the generic Gentoo one.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the Gentoo spirit, even for the kernel, we have always the choice to choose want we want to install :)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

d2_racing wrote:
I love the Gentoo spirit, even for the kernel, we have always the choice to choose want we want to install :)


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