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Re: Kernel Modules in Fedora -x



Paul Wouters wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Aug 2007, Les Mikesell wrote:
> 
>> I thought RHEL made some effort to avoid breaking the 3rd party modules that
>> their customers rely on with every kernel update (and that's probably a very
>> large reason they have customers...) while Linus and fedora refuse to provide
>> a stable interface.
>>
>>> One "bright" idea was
>>> to let Fedora come up with a way to make it better.
>> You mean - like actually define an interface and stick to it at least through
>> a kernel major revision number?
> 
> Hear hear! Being able to do:
> 
> #if LINUX_VERSION_CODE >= KERNEL_VERSION(2,6,22)
> 
> and having that work properly on both Linus and RedHat kernels would be
> a huge win. Right now for openswan, these are all off-by-one for
> RedHat kernels.

We actually fixed that just a few weeks ago in rawhide, and carried the
changes back to the 2.6.22.1 kernels in FC6 and F7.

-- 
Jarod Wilson
jwilson redhat com


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