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FS#39026 - Kernel update process deletes /lib/modules/`uname -r`

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by alexandernst (alexandernst) - Monday, 24 February 2014, 10:58 GMT
Last edited by Thomas B├Ąchler (brain0) - Monday, 24 February 2014, 12:48 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Kernel
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 3
Private No



When new kernels are installed, the update process deletes /lib/modules/`uname -r` and old kernels, which leads to some major headache.
For example, USB stop working until next reboot.

All other major distros keep the last kernel to prevent a non-booting situation, and also, the last kernel modules, so module-dependant software that hasn't loaded the modules yet, keeps working until reboot.

Please consider making this the default behavior in Arch.

This task depends upon

Closed by  Thomas B├Ąchler (brain0)
Monday, 24 February 2014, 12:48 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:  FS#16702