Re: State of the new config & build system

From: Keith Owens (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 15:46:49 EST

On Thu, 3 Jan 2002 15:35:19 -0500 (EST),
Alexander Viro <> wrote:
>On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Dave Jones wrote:
>> And being able to NFS share 1 kernel tree, and be able to do parallel
>> builds on multiple boxes without having to wait until 1 is finished.
> Sigh... As soon as we get to prototype change in
>getattr()/setattr()/permission() - we get CoW fs. I.e. equivalent of
>*BSD unionfs. I hope to get around to that stuff around 2.5.4 or so.

Unionfs and cow fs will be nice but kernel build will not use it.
Users can build a Linux kernel on other operating systems, including
Solaris, Irix, Cygwin etc. kbuild requires a Posix compliant fs and
GNU tools, but it must not use additional fs features that only exist
on Linux or only on specific versions of Linux.

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