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

Łukasz Stelmach l.stelmach at samsung.com
Fri Dec 13 11:27:45 GMT 2013


It was <2013-12-13 pią 12:14>, when Artem Bityutskiy wrote:
> 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?

It isn't about our modules, they can be rebuilt with OBS, but rather
about third party ones used/provided by OEMs outside of Tizen
repositories.

-- 
Łukasz Stelmach
Samsung R&D Institute Poland
Samsung Electronics
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