[CentOS] Recent kmod-kvm update errors

Thu May 12 14:06:02 UTC 2011
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 05/12/2011 08:54 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 05/12/2011 08:32 AM, James B. Byrne wrote:
>> This morning I applied the recent updates to CentOS-5.6 on a test
>> and development host and observed this:
>>   Updating       : kmod-kvm                                         
>>       4/20
>> WARNING: Can't read module
>> /lib/modules/2.6.18-194.32.1.el5/weak-updates/kmod-kvm/kvm.ko: No
>> such file or directory
>> Is this something I should be concerned about or can it be
>> disregarded without consequence?
> Possibly in some installs this is indeed something to worry about.  The
> weak-updates will only work on kernels that meet all the requirements in
> the kmod.
> This means that "kernel >= 2.6.18-203.el5" ... if you have any kernels
> older than that on your box, when the weak-updates run, it will fail and
> there are missing symbols.  If you have a mix of kernels above and below
> the 2.6.18-203.el5, you will get this error on the older ones.
> As long as you only boot kernels that are >= 2.6.18-203.el5, then it
> should not be a problem.

Oh, and I would point out that if you did not have at least one kernel
installed that is above the 2.6.18-203.el5 version, then the package
would not install at all, so in this case you likely have a mix of older
and newer kernels on the box.

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