[OpenAFS] Linux kernel modules - symlinks instead of rebuilds?

Simon Wilkinson sxw@inf.ed.ac.uk
Tue, 26 Jan 2010 17:32:59 +0000

On 26 Jan 2010, at 17:11, Derrick Brashear wrote:

> It's not without risk. You're probably ok (and assuming the symbol
> versioning works correctly you shouldn't lose if the module does load)
> but we don't want to rely on it.

RedHat already do this with weak-updates. In theory they guarantee that =
the kernel ABI won't change underneath you using that method, and it is =
both safe, and the approved way of keeping modules around across kernel =