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Drivers compiled against some kernels produce crash when used with newer kernels

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Environment


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1 (SLES 12 SP1)

Situation

Drivers compiled against the following kernels:-

                         Jan-05-2018     3.12.74-60.64.69.1 (LTSS)
                         Jan-16-2018     3.12.74-60.64.72.1 (s390x only) (LTSS)

and that used the defined 'alternatives', are not 'portable' and will produce a crash when used with kernels newer than those listed above.

Resolution

The 'alternatives' definition was corrected in the kernel: Feb-22-2018     3.12.74-60.64.82.1  (LTSS)

Recompiling any affected drivers using this kernel or any later kernel should again produce a 'portable' driver.


Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7022948
  • Creation Date:12-MAY-18
  • Modified Date:13-MAY-18
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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