[CentOS-devel] Balancing the needs around the RHEL platform

Mon Dec 28 05:27:07 UTC 2020
Gordon Messmer <gordon.messmer at gmail.com>

On 12/27/20 4:31 PM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
> On 12/27/20 5:00 PM, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
>> I can see two major ways of enabling 3rd-party drivers:
>>   - using elrepo's excellent work on kmods to build a CI for CentOS
>>     Stream kernel updates and perhaps block updates based on CI results'
>>     consensus (not necessary blocked until it 100% green)
> Phil Perry from ElRepo project wrote extensively both on [CentOS] and
> [CentOS-devel] lists why that aproach is not viable.

I might be misreading one party or another, but I believe that what is 
being proposed is better integration of ELRepo's kmod packages and 
CentOS Stream, so that kernel updates aren't published until the modules 
build.  And if it is, then I'm not sure why that approach would not be 

Neal Gompa wrote: "The correct fix here is to start blocking RHEL kernel 
against third-party Free Software kernel module packages to ensure
compatibility isn't broken and the kernel ABI stops breaking on every
kernel version series. The reason it keeps breaking is because there's
no current mechanism in which these are tested together to validate
them for release."

That seems like an ideal solution.