Quote of the week
Posted Dec 17, 2004 19:51 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Quote of the week
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The device drivers are part of the kernel (whether or not they're part of a Linux package distributed on kernel.org, and whether they are bound into the base kernel or loaded at run time).
The question is merely is it better to upgrade one kernel module (a particular device driver) or upgrade the entire kernel.
While there's a possibility that upgrading a part causes a problem that upgrading the whole would not, I think it's pretty obvious here that upgrading just one device driver module is safer than adding a year's worth of development spread out over an entire kernel to your system.
In fact, if upgrading one module didn't work because someone made an incompatible interface change, I would sooner patch the interface than bring in a whole new kernel.
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