[arch-dev-public] [signoff] udev-166-2
t.powa at gmx.de
Fri Feb 18 05:05:25 EST 2011
Am Mittwoch 16 Februar 2011 schrieb Jan de Groot:
> On Tue, 2011-02-15 at 20:39 -0500, Stéphane Gaudreault wrote:
> > Question :
> > The minimum kernel that we support is 2.6.27 . Udev requires a minimum
> > kernel version of 2.6.27, however default set of rules provided by
> > upstream requires "a most recent kernel release to work properly. This
> > is currently version 2.6.31." 
> > Does it mean that we should bump our minimum kernel supported version to
> > >=2.6.31 ?
> >  http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2010-
> > December/018734.html
> > 
> > http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/hotplug/udev.git;a=blob;hb=HEAD;f=README
> No, the minimum kernel version for glibc is the minimum kernel version
> that binaries will run on. Now let's say you run Arch in a chrooted
> environment on a box that runs 2.6.27 (previous lts kernel, also a
> kernel used in quite some other distributions). Raising the minimum
> required version above 2.6.27 will cause those chroots to fail with
> "FATAL: Kernel too old". Those chroots will never boot and will never
> execute udev.
> Another example is a system that runs an outdated Arch installation with
> the previous LTS kernel. You update the whole system, including
> kernel26-lts, udev and glibc. Glibc gets upgraded first, and because
> you're still running 2.6.27, the kernel is too old to run any binary.
> After glibc has been installed, all post_upgrade scripts fail to execute
> and your system is hosed completely.
For older kernels there are the udev-compat rules, anyone signoff for i686?
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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