[Fedora-packaging] Kernel Module Packaging

Jochen Schmitt Jochen at herr-schmitt.de
Thu Sep 14 19:51:09 UTC 2006

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On Thu, 14 Sep 2006 18:14:51 +0530, you wrote:

>   I don't understand why Fedora people don't want kernel module
>package that do not satisfy
>"A publishable explanation from the author(s) why the module is not
>merged with the mainline kernel yet and when it's planed to get
>merged. You of course can ask the author to explain it directly in the
>bug report.   "

I'm not a specialist about kernel modules. But one problem of
there are the potential necessary to rebuild such packages for
each new kernel release.

Such rebuild may work well, but you have the potential danger,
that the API of the kernel may be changed in a way, that the
module will not work with the new kernel release. That is the
result of the 'We need no stable kernel API'-philosophy of the
kernel hackers

There are approaches to developement tools to determinate such
changes to minimize the need of rebuilds, but I think the is not
the best solution.

Best Regards:

Jochen Schmitt

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