Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10299
Custom kernels with modules lack .rhkmvtag
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
When building and installing a new (experimental) kernel, "make
modules_install" fails to update .rhkvmtag in the target directory.
Furthermore, the modules overwrite those for the working kernel.
Desired behavior is to put the new modules in /lib/modules/VERSION-NAME,
where NAME is taken from /usr/src/linux/.name, and create a .rhkvmtag file
in this directory for /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit to find. (What command does Red
Hat use to create this file? This is not documented! One that appears to
work is "strings vmlinux | grep `uname -n` > .rhkvmtag".)
Ideally one should be able to build a new kernel and revert to the old one
without manually changing links. It should be sufficient to set a name like
"test1" in the .name file and have that completely isolate the new kernel
from the old one.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
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