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Re: Fwd: Re: [opensuse-factory] Kernel clarification
  • From: Jeff Mahoney <jeffm@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 15:51:31 -0500
  • Message-id: <4AFB23D3.9030604@xxxxxxxx>
On 11/11/2009 03:45 PM, Larry Stotler wrote:
On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 3:29 PM, Jeff Mahoney <jeffm@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
There isn't a kernel-pae for x86_64.

From 11.0/x64

zypper se kernel
Reading installed packages...

So, my question is why is it listed? In YaST/Software Management,
it's the only 32bit kernel listed. The other kernels like ppc64, ps3
aren't listed in Software Management.

$ zypper search -s kernel |grep pae
| kernel-pae | package | 2.6.31.5-0.1.1 | i586 |
openSUSE-11.2-Oss
| kernel-pae-base | package | 2.6.31.5-0.1.1 | i586 |
openSUSE-11.2-Oss
| kernel-pae-devel | package | 2.6.31.5-0.1.1 | i586 |
openSUSE-11.2-Oss

It's because x86_64 is biarch and can have 32-bit binaries installed on it. The
kernel is special in that it won't result in a working system. It could be a
packaging bug, though.

Michal -

Is there a way to mark the 32-bit kernel incompatible with x86_64? That would
kill
off that class of bugs we see occasionally where a 32-bit kernel is accidentally
installed on a 64-bit system.

-Jeff

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Jeff Mahoney
SUSE Labs
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