On 2/14/19 4:19 PM, stan wrote:
On Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:09:04 -0800
Laura Abbott <labbott(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> Can anyone see major problems with requiring the same toolchain
> version for building external modules as the kernel?
If gcc is updated between Fedora kernel versions and someone wants to
build a module, it would build but be unuseable? If that is true, then
gcc updates should just be released at the same time as a kernel built
with them to finesse the issue.
I suspect that this would be a rare issue in practice. Oops, I forgot
about rpmfusion, where they do build modules, and akmod which builds
modules automatically when a new kernel is released. That would make
it more likely to occur, I think.
Yes, that was the case I was concerned about with gcc being updated.
I guess the case would be where the kernel gets built with a different
gcc that isn't yet on a local system. Doing a batched bodhi update
could fix this for stable releases but we don't have that on rawhide.
Requiring the sync also seems like a pain to deal with.