[arch-dev-public] [signoff] udev-166-2

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Feb 18 15:46:50 EST 2011

On 18/02/11 20:05, Tobias Powalowski wrote:
> 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 [1]. 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." [2]
>>> Does it mean that we should bump our minimum kernel supported version to
>>>> =2.6.31 ?
>>> [1] http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2010-
>>> December/018734.html
>>> [2]
>>> 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 Another example is a system that runs an outdated Arch installation with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?
> greetings
> tpowa

Signoff i686.

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