> Distributed kernel sources are the raw kernel source tree, not configured
> way the distribution does it. Since there are literally dozens of boot
> for most distro's there would not be a single config. Even with SuSE which
> inital rd and every trick in the book with modules, they don't give you the
> running config in the kernel source tree.
Slackware (maybe other distro's as well) give you the running config in
/boot. I think SuSe does it in /proc. Just copy that to the source dir
and do a "make menu config -> OK; make etc).
> I run mostly slack here. I would NOT recomend the 2.4.5 kernel. It is not
> stable IMHO. 2.2.19 is good, and I've had success with 2.4.10, and now
> seems to be pretty stable. < 2.4.10 the DECchip/tulip driver was flat
> for several different clone chipsets. It's not Becker's driver anymore
> We noted some other instabilities at 2.4.5, particularly if you are using
> reiserfs. I moved the machines we had running it to down 2.2.19 or up to
> 2.4.1. I'm hoping 4.17 will solve some of the kernel nfsd issues we
Agree. Do note that from 2.4.10 onwards there are ext2 (and maybe ext3)
problems with the Adaptec AIC7XXX drivers. They hang during fsck so
there's a problem during boot. So 2.2 is THE choise, unless you realy
need some of the 2.4 features and can live with the bugs.