[CentOS-devel] centosplus kernel naming

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 01:31:51 UTC 2014


On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 3:47 PM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
> On 05/30/2014 06:02 PM, Jim Perrin wrote:
>> As we gear up for the upcoming CentOS 7 release, we're tracking a few
>> things for the CentOSPlus kernel as well. One of the proposals (via
>> http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=6828 ) is that we change the current
>> name of the centosplus kernel to be a bit more consistent with other
>> kernel names. The proposed new name would look like 'kernel-plus' or
>> 'kernel-centosplus'. This is in keeping with other kernel names such as
>> 'kernel-ml', 'kernel-xen', 'kernel-lt' etc. And allows for
>> /etc/sysconfig/kernel to be used to set the DEFAULTKERNEL as desired.
>>
>> This change would only be for CentOS 7.
>>
>> Thoughts, comments, questions, flames?
>>
>> Please speak up with support for or against this change.
>
> kernel-plus gets my vote,
>
> it then also makes room in the same namespace for things like kernel-lts
> or kernel-xen or kernel-cloud and friends. Not that I am saying were
> going to do any of these, but just in case.

Now that RHEL 7 is out, it is time to decide on the naming.

I'm accustomed to saying "cplus kernel". So, that will be
kernel-cplus. Then anyone wishing to do further modifications can call
it kernel-c++. ;-)

However, kernel-plus is also fine with me. Since this is KB's choice,
if no one is against it, I suppose this is going to be the "final
answer".

Akemi


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