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Re: FYI: /sbin/weak-modules



On Thu, 2006-08-03 at 02:54 +0100, Jon Masters wrote:
> Hi folks,
> 
> Several people have been asking what /sbin/weak-modules is/does,
> mostly because it started script spewing the other day (sorry about
> that!) on kernel updates.
> 
> weak-modules is part of some driver updates work we're doing at Red
> Hat and also involves folks working on Fedora Extras "kmod" kernel
> packaging (see the packaging list archives). Essentially, this and
> other scripts are part of a system for allowing compatible kernel
> modules to continue to work after a kernel update occurs -
> weak-modules is the part that figures out which kernels are compatible
> with a driver.

so someone is finally working on a real kernel abi check rather than
just the quite bad "check modversions" check which was useless (both too
many false positives and negatives)?
Cool!


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