Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 2 of 2
Is it possible to compile a older kernel version(Ver 2.4.9 in a Ver 2.4.20-8) and boot the system. Also, will a patch written for the version 2.4.9 can be applied ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    3

    Compiling Older Kernel version in Later version


    Is it possible to compile a older kernel version(Ver 2.4.9 in a Ver 2.4.20-8)
    and boot the system.

    Also, will a patch written for the version 2.4.9 can be applied to 2.4.20-8.

    please help me with this.

    Sivaram Kannan

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer kriss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    1,113
    Yes, it would be possible. But why?

    You don't want to use old kernels because they can contain security problems, such as the ptrace flaw.

    Kriss

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •