kernel packaging split up landing in Rawhide

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Tue Apr 29 21:41:55 UTC 2014

Hi All,

As part of the F21 "Modular Kernel Packaging for Cloud" Feature[1],
I've committed and pushed the kernel packaging split up into
kernel-core and kernel-drivers subpackages.  For those of you running
rawhide, this really shouldn't be a major impact at all.  When you do
a yum update, you will see "kernel", "kernel-core", and
"kernel-drivers" packages being installed.  The end result should be
in line with today's rawhide kernels.

Note: Unless you're using a typical VM or Cloud image, don't uninstall
the kernel or kernel-drivers packages.  The machine may boot with just
kernel-core, but it will lack drivers for a significant portion of
bare-metal hardware without kernel-drivers installed.

Despite best efforts in testing, it's always possible a bug or two
snuck through.  In the event that you do have an issue with this,
please file a bug against the kernel package.



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