Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 171989
rhel4 modules loading signing issue
Last modified: 2013-03-06 00:58:59 EST
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Description of problem:
Turns out that kernel modules from our tree built against say U1 will not
load against U2. (Same was the case for GA -> U1). The reason is that we
sign our kernel modules, and the signature changes everytime the kernel is
rebuilt. The reason that binary modules work, is that if a module isn't
signed then it loads anyways. So out of tree modules work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install the system with RHEL4 Updates
2.load a previous version of driver module
Actual Results: Turns out that kernel modules from our tree built against say U1 will not load against U2.
Expected Results: allow all signed modules to load but marking them with a 'U' so that we know they aren't from the same rpm.
Created attachment 120516 [details]
This patch attempts to make all non-rpm modules show up as U. this means that
modules from different kernels will load but will just be marked with a U.
patch as of yet untested.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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