[linux-elitists] Module checklist for build-your-own kernels?

Matthew Galgoci mgalgoci at redhat.com
Mon Aug 10 10:31:11 PDT 2009

> Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 09:44:23 -0700
> From: Don Marti <dmarti at zgp.org>
> To: linux-elitists at zgp.org
> Subject: [linux-elitists] Module checklist for build-your-own kernels?
> I've been "ketchup"ing the kernel.org kernels
> and building a package, instead of just using the
> distribution packages.  Possibly a bad habit, but
> I started when tickless wasn't in Debian yet and I
> wanted the extra battery life.  And I have a .config
> that's almost how I want it for each machine.
> Every so often, though, I realize I'm missing a
> module and I have to go back and build something.
> Does anyone have a script that will take the list
> of currently inserted modules, compare to a .config,
> and warn if that .config won't build a module that's
> actually in use on the system?

I usually just nab a .config file from the fedora kernels when I'm
building a kernel.org. It's not what you asked, but it's my answer
for when I need to configure a workable kernel on my own.

Matthew Galgoci
Network Operations
Red Hat, Inc
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