[arch-general] kernel full compilation ?

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Tue Mar 3 14:10:25 UTC 2020

On 3/3/20 8:04 AM, Pascal via arch-general wrote:
> no, it's not a bug.
> it's necessary to recompile completely even if the kernel I'm using is the
> same as the one I want to apply a small modification on ?
It's necessary to recompile *software* completely, even if the one
you're using is the same as the one you want to apply a small
modification to.

The kernel is not special, it operates under the same rules as any other
software project.


IFF you do not want to modify the kernel, but you do want to modify one
of its loadable plugins (modules in /lib/modules/......./*.ko) then you
can get away with recompiling the plugin completely. This rule likewise
applies universally to any software that makes use of loadable plugins.

block/blk-core.o is not just for loadable modules though...

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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