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Re: [opensuse-kernel] preload-kmp madness
On 06/30/2011 03:30 PM, Greg KH wrote:
On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 01:48:12PM +0200, Stefan Seyfried wrote:
Am Thu, 30 Jun 2011 10:21:04 +0200
schrieb Marcus Meissner<meissner@xxxxxxx>:

Usually KMPs do not need to be updated alongside with the kernel, and will work
with older ones.

The preload-kmp is an exception, as it is basically just a systemtap hook kmp
and must be rebuild with every kernel.

And of course one important question then is: "why is it not built
alongside the kernel but instead as an KMP?"

Because not everyone wants/needs it, so it will not be part of the
"main" kernel package.

(The best thing to do is actually "zypper rm '*preload*'" that fixes all
those problems instantly).

See, you don't want it, so if you had it in the kernel package, it would
be harder to get rid of :)

We don't want it because it always manages to breaks updates.

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