[arch-general] Reboot - Versioned Kernel Installs

Oon-Ee Ng ngoonee.talk at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 18:36:08 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 11:00 PM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 4:54 PM, Paul Gideon Dann <pdgiddie at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wednesday 08 June 2011 15:45:21 Tom Gundersen wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 4:41 PM, Jelle van der Waa <jelle at vdwaa.nl> wrote:
>>> > 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.
>> That's true; I'll try to find some time to do this in the next week or so, if
>> someone doesn't beat me to it.
>> I was just expecting to contribute to the discussion regarding the best way to
>> deal with kernel upgrades, but if you think this patch would be accepted, I'd
>> be happy to provide it.
> Cool! I'd be in favor of the patch, but I don't know if it will be
> accepted (I'm not the maintainer). At least you'll get the attention
> of the right people :)
> -t
Such a patch would also have to copy the modules (which aren't under
kernel26's 'purview'). For example, nvidia gets upgraded on a major
version kernel update, the old kernel which has been renamed doesn't
'work' graphically anymore.

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