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CentOS Linux 7 (1708) AltArch i386 Kernel

Red Hat no longer maintains the i386 kernel for RHEL 7.4.  We have been
using a modified kernel until this latest meltdown / spectre  release
(*kernel-3.10.0-693.11.6.el7*).

This latest release does not build on i386/i686 and we can't figure out
how to make it work. 

Build try:
<a href="https://buildlogs.centos.org/c7.1708.u.i386/kernel/20180109171431/3.10.0-693.11.6.el7.centos.plus.i386/" title="https://buildlogs.centos.org/c7.1708.u.i386/kernel/20180109171431/3.10.0-693.11.6.el7.centos.plus.i386/">https://buildlogs.centos.org/c7.1708.u.i386/kernel/20180109171431/3.10.0...</a>

SRPM:
<a href="http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/kernel-3.10.0-693.11.6.el7.centos.plus.src.rpm" title="http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/kernel-3.10.0-693.11.6.el7.centos.plus.src.rpm">http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/kernel-3.10.0-693.11.6.el7.centos.plus...</a>

In the mean time, people running the altarch i386 distribution can the
latest i386 experimental kernel .. use the repo file from here (bottom
of the page,  'CentOS-Experimental.repo' to '/etc/yum.repo.d/' ) to get it:

<a href="https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/AltArch/i386" title="https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/AltArch/i386">https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/AltArch/i386</a>

We could use some community help in:

1. Making the 3.10.0-693.11.6.el7.centos.plus.i386 build.

2.  Testing the 4.9.75.el7.centos.i686 kernel from the experimental repo
on the i386 arch.

Please post info on this thread in the mailing list.

In the past the Springdale Linux distro has had i386 kernels as well,
but they have not updated any since the 7.4 release (a couple behind
us), so they haven't gotten it to build either.

If we can not get a working backported kernel-3.10.0-693.11.6.el7, I'll
push a newer 4.9.x LTS kernel from the experimental repo as an update to
the i386 AltArch updates repository.  Let's set a timeout of next Friday
as the drop dead fix date for kernel-3.10.0-693.11.6.el7 .. if we can't
get one to build, we'll push the latest LTS kernel from kernel.org it
the i386 AltArch updates repo.

Thanks,
Johnny Hughes

Comments

Re: CentOS Linux 7 (1708) AltArch i386 Kernel

By Fabian Arrotin at 01/09/2018 - 15:08

On 09/01/18 19:09, Johnny Hughes wrote:
<snip>
Already using the 4.9.x LTS kernels built on my old eeepc 900 netbook
and 4.9.75 boots fine (already reported on irc, but let's also do that here)

Re: CentOS Linux 7 (1708) AltArch i386 Kernel

By Akemi Yagi at 01/09/2018 - 14:15

​Or you can upload patch(es) to this bug report:


<a href="https://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=14353" title="https://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=14353">https://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=14353</a>

​Akemi​

Re: CentOS Linux 7 (1708) AltArch i386 Kernel

By Akemi Yagi at 01/13/2018 - 14:12

​https://people.centos.org/toracat/kernel/7/plus/i386/

Feedback welcome.

Akemi