Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: First compilation
From: BERTRAND JoŽl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Nov 22 2001 - 11:10:31 CET
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 04:24:40PM +0100, BERTRAND JoŽl wrote:
>>>On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 02:32:48PM +0100, BERTRAND JoŽl wrote:
>>>Keeping a Linux CVS-tree is really the Linux-developers' business.
>>>(For instance, the NSA SELinux stuff is patches to existing Linux kernels)
>>>We might be mainly Linux-kernel based for years, and it would be good to
>>>have the possibility of keeping up with the current kernels.
>>>I am still figuring out how minimalize manual intervention when patching
>>>to newer kernels. (Had already had to patch manually)
>> Yes, but we shall add some sources to the official Linux kernel. The
>>NSA-Linux ę is Ľ a Linux kernel... I think that these patches will be
>>bigger, and I'm not sure that it will be easy to patch a kernel 2.4.x+1
>>by the patch written for the 2.4.x.
> The new (VMS) stuff will be placed in freevms/sys/src etc.
> (Where it really belongs)
> Something is there already, and I plan to move some of my changes there soon.
> I will try structure the stuff in freevms/linux so that it may easily be
> patched with patches from ftp.kernel.org.
You don't forget that some include and sources files are changed between
two releases of the Linux kernel. So, we have only two solutions :
1/ choice a Linux kernel, cut off its tree and patch this tree with
certain Linux kernel patches ;
2/ make FreeVMS as a Linux kernel patch, but we shall modify our patches
for each new Linux kernel.
For me, the better choice is the first. But if you can show that it's really
the worst choice...
To successfull compile the kernel, I have added
void *journal_info; to the task_struct defined in sched.h. This field is
needed by the journalized support (2.4.15pre2).
Nobody can say if the Shark logo is registered, but if it registered,
it's by Compaq. So, I will propose a logo (80*80) soon.
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