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RE: Driver Disk v3 format



> From: Martin Sivak [mailto:msivak redhat com]
> Sent: 01 February 2012 13:11
> > So I'm building in ddiskit support to generate the necessary RPMs and
> > will see if the new ddv3 format drivers work for RHEL >= 5.1.
> 
> No, it does not. Only in RHEL6.
> 
> RHEL5 also requires the modules to exactly match the running kernel. In
> RHEL6 you only need to use compatible symbols (so you can use the DD in
> more than one 6.x release).

That could be a confusion in terminology: ddv3 will not work in RHEL 5, but from RHEL 5.1 the Release Notes ( 
http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/html/5.1_Release_Notes/RELEASE-NOTES-U1-x86-en.html#id3591797) claim "Driver Update Disks now support Red Hat's Driver Update Program RPM-based packaging. If a driver disk uses the newer format, it is possible to include RPM packaged drivers that will be preserved across system updates."  So unless the Release Notes or ddiskit documentation are misleading, ddiskit-0.9.9 should be able to produce a disk of rpm-based drivers, supporting minor kernel updates, for RHEL 5.  It's just not full ddv3.  

Of course I've never tried any of this: I'm using CentOS, and that's Different.


Moray.
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