[Dev] External kernel module building and kernel ABI/API check.

Artem Bityutskiy artem.bityutskiy at linux.intel.com
Fri Dec 13 11:14:48 GMT 2013


On Fri, 2013-12-13 at 11:43 +0100, Karol Lewandowski wrote:
> On 12/12/2013 01:47 PM, Artem Bityutskiy wrote:
> > Did you check this rather old text Documentation/stable_api_nonsense.txt
> > (https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/stable_api_nonsense.txt)
> > 
> > What have changed since time (early 2000 I guess) and why the internal
> > stable API stopped being "nonsense"?
> 
> Nothing has changed but this is not really related.
> 
> What we want to accomplish here is to provide guarantee that kernel
> package with given version provides well defined ("stable") API/ABI.
> 
> We need this information to know when we really _need_ to rebuild
> packages with out-of-tree modules.

Why not to just rebuilt them every time the kernel package changes, I
wonder? Do you have hundreds of them out-of-tree modules?

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Best Regards,
Artem Bityutskiy



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