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Author: Nico Schottelius
To: devuan developers internal list
CC: debian-kernel
Subject: Re: [devuan-dev] why is the build so complex ?

Hey mtx,

would ungleich providing a beefy(*) VM for kernel builds make your life
easier or more productive for Devuan?

If so, we might be very open for sponsoring.



(*) Not sure if this is still politically correct, otherwise read it as
"full of tasty vegetables", please.

Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult <lkml@???> writes:

> Hi folks,
> while trying to build a debian kernel w/ some minor config changes
> (actually, just need the gpio keyboard modules), I've stumpled across
> several strange problems and finally found out that the patches
> haven't been applied on the main tree (in contrast to rt tree) .. this
> ate up a lot of time, as the build takes so long (unfortunately, I don't
> have the luxory of possessing a 120 core machine ;-)).
> When I look at the build rules, I really wonder why it's all so complex.
> Some things that IMHO contribute to that complexity:
> * several source trees - rt vs none:
>   --> can't we do this with one tree ?
>   --> if necessary, fixup the rt patches, so they don't do anything in
>       non-rt build (eg. proper #ifdef's) ?
> * arch specific patches - same story like rt
> * auxillary tools
>   --> can't we build them completely separately ?
>       (IMHO, shouldn't have an hard dependency on currently running
>       kernel)

> If it's just a matter of resources, I'd like to join in and do the job.
> --mtx

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