[Fedora-packaging] kernel module packaging

Dave Jones davej at redhat.com
Sat Jun 3 17:01:22 UTC 2006

On Sat, Jun 03, 2006 at 09:06:42AM -0500, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
 > On Sat, 2006-06-03 at 01:47 +0100, Jon Masters wrote:
 > > Hi folks,
 > > 
 > > I'm working on some to-be-proposed updates to the kernel module
 > > packaging in Fedora Extras to allow us to track changes to the kernel
 > > ABI rather than purely the kernel release/version. This should make
 > > life easier and help to reduce the number of times that a minor kernel
 > > update (e.g. security fixes, etc.) forces all external drivers to be
 > > rebuilt.
 > I'm not so sure this will work for Fedora. The ABI in the kernel is
 > utterly inconsistent, and no work is being done upstream to try and keep
 > the ABI consistent or predictable.

I'd go as far as to say for Fedora, there *is no* kernel ABI, nor
is it practical to make one.



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