Web lists-archives.com

Re: Kernel for Spectre and Meltdown

On Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:54:36 +0000
Michael Fothergill <michael.fothergill@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> What about if you became sid, made the spectre kernel and backed it up
> on a usb drive
> and then you backed up the work files and wiped the entire installation
> and then
> reinstalled stretch.
> Could you then install the kernel on the usb drive or is that not
> possible and, like full gender reassignment surgery
> there really is no going back as it were.......?

Maybe it would be a little less of "DIY-lobotomy" (or "gender
reassignment", whichever you prefer :) if you install sid onto the usb
drive instead and leave your default system intact.
But then, if you are running buster and desperately want to
build your own kernel *now*, you could probably just replace buster's
gcc-7.2 with sid's 7.3 to keep you going.



.-.. .. ...- .   .-.. --- -. --.   .- -. -..   .--. .-. --- ... .--. . .-.

	"Logic and practical information do not seem to apply here."
	"You admit that?"
	"To deny the facts would be illogical, Doctor"
		-- Spock and McCoy, "A Piece of the Action", stardate