View Full Version : require link to downloads vanilla kernel

6th December 2004, 04:06 AM
I have FC1 installed at mt Desktop. I come to know that it does not support statement EXPORT_SYMBOL(sys_call_table). It will available in newer kernels so can you please tell me
1) what is vanilla kernel?
2) diff between FC1 kernel and vanilla kernel.
3) downloads links in form of source rpms of kernel for vanilla kernel only meant for FC1

6th December 2004, 05:13 PM
1. A "vanilla" kernel is the official kernel delivered by the kernel development team, without any patches added by the distribution.

2. Many patches. Most of the patches are stable changes that the distribution has pulled from newer kernels. This allows newer functionality, with minimal impact on stability.

3. The vanilla kernel is only available as source, not rpm, and is independant of distribution (though some requisites may have to be resolved). It can be downloaded from here (http://kernel.org/). While it is not intended for use by inexperienced users, it is a great way to learn the kernel development process. A good resource for new kernel users is here (http://www.kernelnewbies.org/).