Kernel Modules in Fedora -x

Alan Cox alan at
Tue Aug 7 22:28:45 UTC 2007

On Tue, Aug 07, 2007 at 05:08:53PM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> I'm not suggesting that fedora modifies the ABI arbitrarily just to 
> encourage users to switch to RHEL, but if there is there is no 
> expectation that 3rd party drivers that work at the beginning of a 
> version will work after the first update, I think that should be stated 
> more clearly.

Its the default Linux assumption always has been. RHEL is kind of special
in that it bothers (at great pain and hard work) to preserve bits of kABI

If your 3rd party driver had its dependancies correct your kernel update would
have been caught by rpm as violating a requires. Ask your packager

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