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el_b 08-03-2009 09:46 PM

Should I upgrade the kernel?
 
Have any serious security problems been fixed from the 2.6.26 to the 2.6.30.4 kernel?
I'm using wireless - bcm43. Would updating the kernel break the driver?

sundialsvcs 08-03-2009 11:23 PM

Whether "upgrading the kernel would break the driver" depends entirely upon your distro. Externally loadable modules use a symbol-table provided by the resident kernel to locate the entry-points that they need. While it is fairly reasonable to assume that the driver will continue to find what it needs, you definitely want to have (and, to have practiced...) a "fall-back strategy" in case it doesn't.


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