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Re: Kernel Modules in Fedora -x

Alan Cox 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

Your assumptions probably are not the same as a typical new fedora user who might not have any assumptions at all - and I think this distinction should be made clear on the fedora project pages.

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

Is that a recent addition?

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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