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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 Bächler (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 Bächler (brain0)
Monday, 24 February 2014, 12:48 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:  FS#16702