[CentOS] Modules from a newer kernel with older kernel?

Feizhou feizhou at graffiti.net
Thu Jun 7 06:09:57 UTC 2007

Miguel Medalha wrote:
> Is it possible to use driver modules from Fedora 7 with CentOS 5?
> That is to say, modules from a kernel version 2.6.21 with a kernel 
> version 2.6.18.
> I would like to try libata.ko, ata_piix.ko and some other with the 
> kernel I am using with CentOS 5.
> Will it be safe?

If there have been no changes that will break things...my guess would be 
you can try...there should be checks in place to prevent loading 
incompatible drivers...but in your case, your drivers might be critical 
to loading the system...try them in another initrd image

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