[CentOS] XFS might be available for i686 from the CentOS Plus repository.

Rainer Traut tr.ml at gmx.de
Mon Oct 26 09:14:08 UTC 2009


Ross Walker schrieb:
> On Oct 23, 2009, at 8:05 AM, Rainer Traut <tr.ml at gmx.de> wrote:

>> Question is, is it still safe to use this module with 5.4?
>> Or should I switch back to a CentosPlus kmod and an older kernel?
> 
> The module does KABI tracking through weak-modules, so if it wasn't  
> compatible, it wouldn't add a link to it on the new kernel and someone  
> would need to recompile it for the newer kernel.
> 
> KABI tracking adds dependencies to kernel API by creating hashes of  
> the API prototypes and weak-modules compares those to the hashes of  
> the installed/installing kernel's API prototypes, if they match it  
> creates a link to the installed module under /lib/modules/<kver>/weak- 
> updates.
> 
> These KABI tracking modules. compiled on different kernel versions,  
> stick around after the kernel has been uninstalled, so don't remove  
> old /lib/modules directories without first making sure a KABI module  
> isn't there.


Thx Ross, this is the info I was looking for.

Rainer


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