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Posted May 25, 2012 6:35 UTC (Fri) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
In reply to: Modutils by ncm
Parent article: Removing four bytes from the kernel ABI

Maybe the kernel developers can stick some logic in the make files that goes and checks all the installed software on your system and will refuse to compile if any of them get broken by a ABI change.

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Posted May 25, 2012 6:37 UTC (Fri) by drag (subscriber, #31333) [Link]

Well that wouldn't work if you got a kernel built by somebody else, so maybe they need to add a runtime checker that will cause the kernel to refuse to boot if it breaks any of your software. That way you know when you need to update your userland. :P

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