[CentOS] drbd-kmdl packages question

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Thu Mar 11 17:30:27 UTC 2010


On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 9:19 AM, Nicholas L. Soms <nsoms at linux-ink.ru> wrote:
> Dear collegues!
>
> I've got one question about drbd-kmdl packages.
> As I can see at
> $ rpm -qp --qf "%{DESCRIPTION}" kmod-drbd-8.0.16-5.el5_3.i686.rpm
> This package provides the drbd kernel modules built for the Linux
> kernel 2.6.18-128.4.1.el5 for the i686 family of processors.
>
> So, the question is - kmod-drbd is for kernel 128.4.1 (or build for this
> kernel version), but current kernel is 164.11.1. Does that means that
> kmod-drbd should be rebuild for each kernel or it works vell without
> rebuild?

No, it is a kernel version independent, kABI-tracking kernel module.
So, it should survive each kernel update. No need for rebuilding.  (It
is different from drbd-kmdl)

Akemi


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