From: Roger Binns <rogerb@ro...> - 2002-12-12 07:25:21
I have now managed to build SKAS as a module. If anyone
wants the code, send me an email (it is a 13kb .tar.gz)
I have tested on Redhat 8.0 and it works perfectly
for me :-) [TM]
The actual compiled module ended up using 9kb of kernel
memory so it is nice and small.
Note that it needs the System.map file in order to link,
and consequently you really must have the exact correct
one. This will normally be the case if you are using
vendor kernels anyway. [And if you aren't, you are better
off using the normal SKAS patch].
I'm not sure if this has been asked here before.
Performance of UML improves a lot when used with SKAS. But SKAS is not in t=
standard kernels shipped by most distributions. Probably because it isn't=20
Is there a possibility of turning the patch to be used as a kernel module ?
If yes, I guess distributors will be able to ship it separately. And users=
will be able to use it with their standard kernels shipped by the=20
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Ritesh Raj Sarraf
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From: Jeff Dike <jdike@ad...> - 2007-10-08 15:07:40
On Thu, Oct 04, 2007 at 02:38:51PM +0530, Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
> Performance of UML improves a lot when used with SKAS. But SKAS is not in the
> standard kernels shipped by most distributions. Probably because it isn't
> included upstream.
Probably, although it is in SuSE kernels.
> Is there a possibility of turning the patch to be used as a kernel module ?
> If yes, I guess distributors will be able to ship it separately. And users
> will be able to use it with their standard kernels shipped by the
It has been done, a long time ago. I think the major problem is that
there are interfaces that the skas module would need to call that
aren't exported to modules.
This being the case, there would need to be a patch to the kernel to
export those interfaces as well as the actual module.
Work email - jdike at linux dot intel dot com
From: Roger Binns <rogerb@ro...> - 2002-12-12 18:48:19
One thing I didn't make clear. If you are using generic
kernels, just go off and patch it using the normal SKAS
SKAS as a module is only useful if you have a vendor
kernel since they are very difficult to patch (they
often have several hundred other patches you have
to also apply and interoperate with).