How to build redhat kernel for VMware for time issue

Anyways, here’s how you do it:
1) download kernel source. I got mine from: … EL.src.rpm 2) install source:
rpm -i kernel-2.6.9-34.0.2.EL.src.rpm
(You may need to run “mkdir -p /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES”. If that’s the case, then I’d run “mkdir -p /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES /usr/src/redhat/SPEC /usr/src/redhat/RPMS /usr/src/redhat/SRPMS /usr/src/redhat/BUILD” just in case. ) 3) edit files to include BusLogic driver:
cd /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES edit the following files:
kernel-2.6.9-i686-smp.config replace all instances of:
CONFIG_SCSI_BUSLOGIC=m 4) make a patch change the Internal kernel timer frequency.
cd /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
tar jxvf linux-2.6.9.tar.bz2
mkdir -p linux-2.6.9-vmware/include/asm-i386
cp -pr linux-2.6.9/include/asm-i386/param.h linux-2.6.9-vmware/include/asm-i386/param.h
open linux-2.6.9-vmware/include/asm-i386/param.h
# define HZ 1000 /* Internal kernel timer frequency */
# define HZ 100 /* Internal kernel timer frequency */ diff -urN linux-2.6.9/include/asm-i386/param.h linux-2.6.9-vmware/include/asm-i386/param.h > vmware.patch add the patch to the spec file list
open /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/kernel-2.6.spec
added to where it lists the patches (your numbers may vary):
I just made it Patch 5 since it doesn’t exist:
so after the line: Patch4: linux-2.6.9-selected-ac-bits.patch
Patch5: vmware.patch and where it does the prep after the line: %patch4 -p1
%patch5 -p1 5) change the release of your kernel to differentiate:
cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
open the file: kernel-2.6.spec and change:
%define release 34.0.2.EL
%define release 34.0.2.EL.vmware 6) build the rpm.
rpmbuild -ba –target=i686 /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/kernel-2.6.spec You could use
rpmbuild -bb –target=i686 /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/kernel-2.6.spec
if you only need the binary rpms, but since we modified the source, I like to use ba, so I can reuse the source rpm should I need to compile again.]]>

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