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Re: AW: [opensuse-packaging] problematic new path naming structure
  • From: Michal Marek <mmarek@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 14:25:15 +0100
  • Message-id: <45FFE0BB.7040506@xxxxxxx>

Jurzitza, Dieter wrote:
> Though I agree that the naming I coose is probably not optimal as
> these modules are not "persistent" by themselfes, the persistence will
> last as long as the ABI compatibility will last. But this in turn
> gives persistence and therefore I still think to use "persistence" in
> the name is not the worst choice in this regard.
> Therefore I do not agree entirely with Roberts arguments. These
> modules belong to in the same way as they belong to
> or any other 2.6.X kernel that keeps this part of the ABI constant.
> From what I have learned they are not initially related to

The modules _do_ belong to, meaning they were built against
this kernel. They just happen to work with the updated kernel, too.

> And one could remove the reference to the individual kernel entirely:
> Call the directory /lib/modules/persistent from the very begin. Maybe
> one would like to use persistent-default / persistent-bigsmp.

Are you sure the modules will work with, say, 2.6.25? At some point (eg.
in the next openSUSE release), the compatibility with
modules might break, but you don't know in advance when => the directory
of the kernel release used for building the modules fits best IMO.

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