[CentOS] Kernel update and csgfs

Thu Jan 19 13:04:26 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 09:58 +0900, centos wrote:
> Is it means that update is safe? Or not?

It is not safe to update the kernel if you have csgfs installed (that
is ... GFS or Cluster Suite).  There are not any csgfs kernel modules
yet produced for the CentOS csgfs repo.

Also, if you have DRBD installed from the extras, you will need to
update the kernel-module for DRBD as well as the kernel if you want it
to work when you reboot (these drbd kernel modules are there).

The same is also true for any third party kernel modules that you build.
You need to rebuild them on kernel upgrade that you do.

For normal installs, without any of those issues, yes ... it is safe.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of Rodrigo Barbosa
> Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 3:37 AM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Kernel update and csgfs
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> On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 01:26:41PM -0500, Bowie Bailey wrote:
> > It is stock except for the csgfs packages from the CentOS-csgfs
> > repository and one or two other rpm packages.
> "It is stock except" = "not stock". Several packages interact with each
> other, including the kernel.
> > I want to keep the machine up to date, but I guess I'll have to be
> > careful with the kernel updates.  Any others that could cause problems?
> Pretty much any package has dependencies and/or provides something used
> by others. You will have to do a complete dependency tracking to make
> certain what your non-stock packages can interact with, which is a very
> daunting task. Checking provides and requires on the rpmdb is just the
> first step, and things can get really ugly when the interaction is
> done using unix sockets or, god forbit, dbus.
> Best Regards,
> - -- 
> Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob at suespammers.org>
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