kernel packaging split up landing in Rawhide

Steven Whitehouse swhiteho at
Wed Apr 30 09:41:07 UTC 2014


On 29/04/14 22:41, Josh Boyer wrote:
> 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.
> josh
> [1]

Just wondering how this will (or will not) affect kernel-module-extras ?

Currently there is a dependency (largely for backwards compatibility 
purposes) on kernel-module-extras from gfs2-utils and I'm wondering if 
that will need to be changed (or dropped) as a result of this,


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