Modular Kernel Packaging for Cloud

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Fri Mar 14 16:06:21 UTC 2014

On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 11:59 AM, Matthew Miller
<mattdm at> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 12:25:48AM +0900, Sandro red Mathys wrote:
>> Not sure if there's a good fix to this. We'd either limit people to
>> only being able to get rid of kernel-drivers with some dancing around
>> with different kernel versions and some rebooting, etc. Or we allow
>> people to remove the kernel-drivers of the running kernel which
>> defeats the purpose of the protection. #leSigh
> I think the first is preferable; the main case where you get a kernel
> without the drivers package is when you're building something intended to be
> small, and going downwards isn't the way to really do that.

That protection needs to be done in yum/dnf then.  I don't see a way
to do it cleanly in the kernel packages themselves.


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