[arch-general] Reboot - Versioned Kernel Installs

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Wed Jun 8 10:45:21 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 4:41 PM, Jelle van der Waa <jelle at vdwaa.nl> wrote:
> On 06/08/2011 04:12 PM, Paul Gideon Dann wrote:
>> I would really like to the kernel that is being replaced kept as a backup.
>>  If
>> the latest kernel breaks your hardware, or something else goes wrong, I'd
>> like
>> to have the option of using the kernel that was just replaced, because
>> it's
>> known to work.
>> I wouldn't want more than one old version of the kernel, though.
>> Also, although the -lts kernel is good for this, it isn't intended to
>> solve
>> this problem, and isn't always a perfect fit.  For instance, my new laptop
>> has
>> UEFI-related issues that are only being addressed in the *very* latest
>> kernels.  I'm not sure -lts would boot for me, but I know that my
>> *current*
>> kernel boots; seems a pity to throw it out it straight away on upgrade,
>> before
>> I can test that the new kernel boots OK...
>> Paul
> If you want this, implement it! I have seen some discussions about it and it
> always tend to users wanting feature X or Y, but didn't commit to it.
> protip: iirc there are some threads about this on the mailing list, the
> forums  and the bugtracker, start gathering info there.

Implementing this should be almost trivial, it's just a patch to
kernel26.install. I think if someone wants to see this feature, the
best way would be to post a patch to arch-projects at archlinux.org.


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