Talk:Kernel/Traditional compilation

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Latest comment: 19 July 2023 by Levitating in topic Missing 'make modules' command

Update Configuration section

Hello, while I was reworking modprobed-db's wiki, I came here to update the section about the kernel's config file. I think using directly make localmodconfig directly is unsafe and using modprobed-db is better. The old approach with sudo modprobed-db recall is deprecated as not all modules actually get loaded (see [1]). I will make a "suggestion change" to the wiki. Feedback is welcome!

Adelks (talk) 19:52, 12 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Missing 'depmod -a <kernelversion>'

This command should probably be called above the Kernels/Traditional_compilation#Make_initial_RAM_disk - step Ferbar (talk) 21:57, 15 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Missing 'make modules' command

The article mentions 'make module_install' without explicitly calling for 'make modules' - this will result in a lot of `cp` errors. Rdahlgren (talk) 05:46, 19 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Only if you don't invoke the default make target, or otherwise modified the makefile. See make help. Maybe we could note that this article infers "vanilla" sources, per instructions. If you want to add a section for patching, and how this may modify the instructions, go for it. T1nk3r3r (talk) 06:44, 25 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Currently the page instructs to run make modules after make. Should it not be removed because it is redundant? Levitating (talk) 02:29, 19 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Update PKGBUILD makedepends

The makedepends on the wiki have become outdated. Is there anyone here maintaining or willing to maintain them? The up to date list is here: [2] Highfrequencyhertz (talk) 03:41, 30 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This page is about building the kernel in a traditional manner, not using the Arch Build System. -- Debo (talk) 03:47, 30 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It is a list of recommended packages, it says to install them in the wiki. Some debugging steps fail if you don't install them. Highfrequencyhertz (talk) 17:10, 19 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Enabling / Maintaining cgroups Support Information (via Modprobed-db) Needs Updating

How to keep the required kernel module for cgroups is unclear;

additionally, the currently linked Gentoo pages to "explain" this don't actually contain any relevant information on how to do this. An update with clear information would be useful.

Neko-san (talk) 00:54, 12 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]