[lug] Redhat doesn't support users that compile their own kernels.

Ed Hill ed at eh3.com
Wed Nov 7 13:32:01 MST 2001

D. Stimits wrote:

> Tom Tromey wrote:
>>>>>>>">" == D Stimits <stimits at idcomm.com> writes:
>>>>It IS a show stopper. For a week after I first installed my new RH 7.1,
>>>>it claimed to be firewalled. It was not.
>>>>[ ... ]
>>I don't know anything about this problem, or its resolution.  I don't
>>work in that part of the company.  I did notice that you didn't reopen
>>the bug when you added your comments on 11-2.  I'm guessing that
>>unless you reopen it (which as the initial reporter you ought to be
>>able to do), it won't be looked at again.
> The original person said he wouldn't look at it unless I tested it on a
> stock kernel, which is not possible without reformatting my XFS root
> partition. He has mistaken the inability to load both iptables and
> ipchains modules at the same time for what the real problem is. All
> 2.4.x kernels refuse loading both at the same time. The problem is that
> when such a conflict occurs and it causes deactivation of ipchains, the
> init scripts no longer correctly indicate failure. But there is no way I
> can do this with a stock kernel, so it will have to remain a bug, all I
> can do is tell him he is wrong, and leave it at that.

Hi D. Stimits,

I still disagree with you as to whether its a bug or not.

However, *REGARDLESS* of others' assessments of the correctness of
the code in question, if you should re-open the bugzilla entry at
Red Hat.  If you want, you can open a new ticket and label it as a
"feature request" or improvement.  This is *exactly* the kind of
solution that Tom politely suggested.  The RH folks do care and do
pay attention to their bugzilla entries...

Instead, you've spent your typing effort bitching to us on this 

list.  And thats a shame 'cause you could have better spent your
time (and ours) working with the RH folks to get your feature/bug/
whatever into the next revision.


ps - Oh yeah, you're *welcome*.  (That is, for taking the time to
      look at your problem the other night).

Edward H. Hill III, PhD
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