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Old 08-03-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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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?
 
Old 08-03-2009, 11:23 PM   #2
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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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