Modular Kernel Packaging for Cloud

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Thu Mar 6 18:48:35 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 06, 2014 at 01:14:54PM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> That brings up a question though, how often would cloud expect to do a
> yum update of individual packages as opposed to just updating the
> entire image?  If we expect the 3 kernel magic to work there, then

Unless we jump into Colin's rpm ostree future very quickly, we need to
support this.

> some changes to yum/dnf may be required given that Cloud would be
> explicitly specifying "kernel-core" and not "kernel".

There is a hardcoded default list for install-instead-of-upgrade packages --
I think we'd just ask for kernel-core to be added to that. Additonally, the
protected packages functionality (which keeps you from removing the running
kernel) may need a tweak.

Matthew Miller    --   Fedora Project    --    <mattdm at>

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