[CentOS-devel] How to handle kABI when patching kernel

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 21:43:37 UTC 2012


On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Mike Schmidt <mike.schmidt at intello.com> wrote:

> I read the information you provided, thank you very much. I as already
> familiar with all except the bugzilla entry. However, I still do not know
> exactly what kind of thing breaks the kABI, so I would not know how to
> identify the problem areas in the patch. Besides that, is updating the kABI
> a solution, or not? How the kABI mechanism works is not clearly explained
> from the documentation I have been able to find. Is there some documentation
> that describes it for kmod developers?

These documents written by Jon Masters are the best source:

http://dup.et.redhat.com/presentations/DriverUpdateProgramTechnical.pdf
http://people.redhat.com/jcm/el6/dup/docs/old/pre-release/whitepaper.pdf

Akemi

Akemi



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