[CentOS] Fedora bugs and EOL [was Re: CentOS users: please try and provide feedback on Fedora] Boltron

Mon Jul 31 18:48:59 UTC 2017
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 05:59:24PM +0200, Walter H. wrote:
> >   No, this wasn't really a Fedora issue, it's a VMWare issue.
> doesn't really help me, the upgrade killed my VMware Workstation

It still doesn't stop it from being a VMWare issue.  VMware has kernel
modules that need to be compiled against the running kernel.  If you
ran VMWare on an enterprise distro, you might be able to use the
previous kernel's modules through the weak-modules feature, but
upgrading from one Fedora release to the next is likely to introduce a
large kernel jump, and Fedora makes no attempts to be ABI-compatible
between releases.

This is extremely common for 3rd-party kernel modules.  I know
first-hand, since I maintain OpenAFS kernel module packages for Fedora
and quite often they break mid-release of fedora because they track
the new kernels.  It happens.  And if you really wanted to provide
feedback about kernel updates, Fedora has a feedback mechanism here:

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>