kernel 2.4.x and NPTL ??

Ronald Hummelink maillist at hummelink.xs4all.nl
Tue Jun 1 04:04:32 PDT 2004


Jan Van Belle wrote:

>Hello all,
>
>Before I crash my system, a little question.
>I've built myself brand new LFS-CVS-HEAD system with kernel 2.6.6 and NPTL.
>Works great!
>
>At work, we use clearcase instead of CVS or another derivative. Clearcase is
>not open source but has support for its special filesystem under Redhat, on
>a 2.4.x kernel (no not on 2.6.6, I already checked ;-) ).
>  
>
>So, my question: since it takes a 2.6.x kernel to compile the LFS-CVS-HEAD
>system, will it still work with a 2.4.x kernel?
>  
>
NPTL depends on features only available in 2.6 kernels
Udev depends on sysfs which is only available in 2.6 kernels.

In short, you cannot run current LFS-unstable with a 2.4 kernel.

Ronald

>Kind regards,
>
>Jan
>
>  
>




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