[CentOS] kmod-xfs and weak-updates

Ned Slider ned at unixmail.co.uk
Thu Nov 13 21:48:44 UTC 2008

Tony Schreiner wrote:
> I installed kmod-xfs-0.4-2 back with kernel-2.6.18-92.1.13. I have 
> updated kernels but there have been no new kmod-xfs. It still works 
> because of weak-updates (I guess). Currently:
> # find /lib/modules -name xfs.ko
> /lib/modules/2.6.18-92.1.13.el5/extra/xfs/xfs.ko
> /lib/modules/2.6.18-92.1.13.el5/weak-updates/xfs/xfs.ko
> /lib/modules/2.6.18-92.1.17.el5/weak-updates/xfs/xfs.ko
> /lib/modules/2.6.18-92.1.18.el5/weak-updates/xfs/xfs.ko
> My question is: kernel 2.6.18-92.1.13 is now the oldest one present on 
> my system and will be removed next update. Do I need to worry about 
> that? Will it take the remaining kmod-xfs with it?

No, you don't need to worry. Anything installed in 
/lib/modules/2.6.18-92.1.13.el5/extra/ will be left on the system when 
that kernel is uninstalled so the links in weak-updates will still be 

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