Kernel versioning [was Re: Kernel package and modules]
roh at openmoko.org
Tue Aug 5 19:10:18 CEST 2008
> *sigh* Well, I tried. Perhaps I'm not the convincing orator
> (emailator?) that is required to present the customer-support POV.
> Further, it's unclear to whom the argument needs to be presented.
> I'll figure out some means -- despite your unilateral decision -- to
> ensure that the average joe-geek who bought the phone can flash an
> experimental kernel and test it with ease, low-risk, and as small an
> effort as possible. It'll just have to be another community effort.
my view of this:
default should be: users don't shoot themselves into the foot. -> andys
from man modprobe:
Try to strip any versioning information from the module,
which might otherwise stop it from loading: this is the same
as using both --force-vermagic and --force-modversion. Natu‐
rally, these checks are there for your protection, so using
this option is dangerous.
This applies to any modules inserted: both the module (or
alias) on the command line, and any modules it depends on.
i guess even a simple --force-modversion would be enough, since the
modmagic should fit in any case when trying this.
sounds like it should be in some howto when modversion restriction is
getting implemented. ;)
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