[CentOS-devel] 3.18.22 Kernel RPM Contribution to CentOS

James Hogarth

james.hogarth at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 17:53:28 UTC 2016

On 19 Jan 2016 12:58, "Nico Kadel-Garcia" <nkadel at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 3:57 AM,  <gayathri.madda at wipro.com> wrote:
> > Hi Team,
> >
> >
> >
> > As there was no official Linux kernel RPM   (version 3.18.22) for
CentOS 7
> > in any of their distribution versions, we have customized spec file for
> > creating 3.18.22 kernel RPM for CentOS-7 Minimal version by taking
> > kernel spec file
> I will warn you that kernel updates of a production grade operating
> sytem like RHEL, upstream, takes one heck of a lot more testing than
> just "use new tarball". It needs to run through quite a large
> regression test suite, to make sure that old fixes and patches are
> customizations are correctly applied, and it doesn't break anything
> critical, and ideally that it provides a worthwhile upgrade.

Not to mention that's still not the current LTS 3.18 release which is
presently up to 3.18.25 ...

So just as last time you posted this I ask of you - how are you planning to
maintain this? You are obviously not backporting anything given those
instructions for use...

This can lead to critical security issues (for example see today's
announcement of CVE-2016-0728) which would leave people vulnerable if using
your spec and instructions.
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