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Revision as of 02:49, 13 September 2012

This subsection contains articles on how to compile/modify/boot the Arch Linux kernels. Systemtap provides free software (GPL) infrastructure to simplify the gathering of information about the running Linux system.

Easy and fast

Officially, it is recommended to build a linux-custom package to run systemtap, but rebuilding the original linux package can be very easy and efficient.

Prepare

You can run sudo abs; cp -r /var/abs/core/linux . to get the original kernel build files.

modify config

Edit config (for 32-bit systems) or config.x86_64 (for 64-bit systems), turn on these options:

  • CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO=y
  • CONFIG_KPROBES=y
  • CONFIG_RELAY=y
  • CONFIG_DEBUG_FS=y
  • CONFIG_MODULES=y
  • CONFIG_MODULE_UNLOAD=y
  • CONFIG_UTRACE=y

By default only CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO and CONFIG_KPROBES are not set.

With current core/linux (3.3.8) you can simply append these lines into config[.x86_64]:

x86_64
echo '
CONFIG_UTRACE=y
CONFIG_KPROBES=y
CONFIG_KPROBES_SANITY_TEST=n
CONFIG_KPROBE_EVENT=y
CONFIG_NET_DCCPPROBE=m
CONFIG_NET_SCTPPROBE=m
CONFIG_NET_TCPPROBE=y
CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO=y
CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_REDUCED=n
CONFIG_X86_DECODER_SELFTEST=n
' >> config.x86_64

update checksum

Run md5sum config[.x86_64] to get a new md5sum.

In PKGBUILD file, the md5sums=('sum-of-first' ... 'sum-of-last') has the same order with source=('first-source' ... 'last-source'), put your new md5sum in the right place.

Build and Install

Optional: you can set MAKEFLAGS="-j16" in /etc/makepkg.conf to speed up the compilation.

Run makepkg to compile, then simply sudo pacman -U *.pkg.tar.gz to install the packages. pacman will tell you reinstall, That's great!

linux and linux-headers should be reinstalled, linux-docs does not matter.

Via this method, external modules (e.g. nvidia and virtualbox) don't need to be rebuilt.

Systemtap

Simply install systemtap from AUR: systemtapAUR, all done.

Build custom kernel

Please reference this README