[CentOS-devel] openafs status?

Jason Edgecombe jason at rampaginggeek.com
Sat Aug 15 21:41:44 UTC 2015

On 08/15/2015 10:56 AM, Ned Slider wrote:
> On 15/08/15 14:27, Jonathan Billings wrote:
>> On Aug 15, 2015, at 9:10 AM, Jason Edgecombe <jason at rampaginggeek.com> wrote:
>>> What's the plan for fixing CBS to accommodate this? If I had a spare afternoon, what could I do to move this forward?
>> Really, the end goal is to have the kmod-openafs packages built for every kernel release as it comes out, without removing the existing kmod-openafs from the repo.  This is why I separated it out from the openafs spec/srpm, because it will need to be rebuilt every time there is a new kernel.  However, OpenAFS users want to have historical kmods available.
> Given that you really don't seemed to have moved forward in the last
> year, I would reiterate what I said a year ago:
> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2014-September/012047.html
> I really don't understand why you would not want to use the framework
> Red Hat provides to solve exactly this problem. You are trying to solve
> a problem that is largely already solved.
> Worst case scenario is you'd need to rebuild kmod-openafs for major
> point releases every 9-12 months (e.g, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7; and/or 7.0, 7.1,
> ...) where the kABI is broken for non-whitelisted symbols used by
> OpenAFS. That has to be a preferable solution for OpenAFS users than
> rebuilding against each and every kernel release.

Does yum check and prevent or warn you when installing a kABI module for 
a non-matching kernel? How do I know which kmods match my kernel?


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