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Re: [Fedora-packaging] Re: atrpms kernel modules

On Friday 21 July 2006 14:35, Axel Thimm wrote:
> I really thing there is a flaw and the uname-r-in-name is the only way
> out, and I'd try to persuade people about that. Maybe they could be
> poited to this mail thread as well, as everything is in principle layed
> out here.

With the kabi stuff coming along, there is no longer a need to lock a given 
module to a given kernel version, just an ABI version.  The kernel could 
easily be bumped a version but the ABI that a particular module needs would 
remain unchanged, and thus the module will continue to work.  Locking to a 
uname will be pointless at this point.

Jon Masters is giving (gave?) a talk about this at OLS and was discussing 
these things at the kernel summit I do believe.  I strongly feel we wait for 
him to return from OLS so that we can include him in the discussion 
surrounding packaging of external kernel modules.

As it stands, the development kernel does automatically provide an ABI 
checksum for each module subdirectory, and rpm knows about it.  Requires on 
an ABI supposedly works today.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora

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