Modular Kernel Packaging for Cloud

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Thu Mar 6 18:53:20 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 1:48 PM, Matthew Miller <mattdm at> wrote:
> 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.

Sigh.  I was trying to keep it as self-contained to the kernel package
as possible.  Having to modify a bunch of other packages increases the
test matrix and the hassle factor.  Oh well.


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