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FS#50881 - Upgrading Linux results in modules for running version no longer being available

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Hugo Landau (hlandau) - Saturday, 24 September 2016, 06:50 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Saturday, 24 September 2016, 07:15 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Kernel
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


When the linux package is upgraded, the modules for the old version are removed even if that version is still running.

This is a problem because modules can be loaded dynamically as needed. For example, the udf module when a DVD is mounted. If the linux kernel has been upgraded before mounting a DVD for the first time since boot, the udf module cannot be obtained and mounting is infeasible.

This should be rectified by causing the modules in the linux package not to be removed on upgrade if they correspond to the running version. Instead, the module directory should be marked for deletion. A script running at boot can then remove any old modules marked for deletion where they do not correspond to the running version.
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Closed by  Doug Newgard (Scimmia)
Saturday, 24 September 2016, 07:15 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:  FS#16702