[CentOS-devel] Zero day updates upstream

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Fri Mar 16 10:04:02 UTC 2007

John Newbigin wrote:
> I recommend including all available updates including the kernel.
> Regarding the kernel and hardware requiring a driver disk. Either the 
> driver will still be ABI compatible with any new kernel installed at 
> 'run time' - or - the driver is not compatible and a new driver is 
> required regardless.
> The only issue to investigate is any artificial restrictions on driver 
> disks imposed by anaconda.
> I have not used a driver disk since RHEL7.2 so I don't know what issues 
> might lie there.

most DD's check for a specific kernel version, i think its going to be a 
while before the whole kernel-abi / whitelisting / updagrate route for 
DD's becomes mainstream - till such time, imho we should stick with 
release kernels for iso spins.

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

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