[CentOS-devel] Zero day updates upstream

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Fri Mar 16 00:58:54 UTC 2007

Les Mikesell wrote:
> As for working with driver disks - the RHEL kernels are supposed to have 
> stable binary driver interfaces for the life of the distribution.  And 
> if an update kernel doesn't work with a needed vendor driver, there 
> wasn't much point in getting past the install anyway.

the problem with that is that lots of vendors ( Areca for example ) ship 
updated bits of various code and scripts in their DD's - which checks 
for the specific version of the running kernel and sometimes even other 

so while it works from this end, it does not work from all the other 
ends ( i suppose it does, but people are just checking for the wrong 
things before complaining that its not compatible )

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq

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