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Bug 1065492 - kABI compatibility statement in MRG Documentation is unclear
Summary: kABI compatibility statement in MRG Documentation is unclear
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Status: ASSIGNED
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise MRG
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Release_Notes
Version: 2.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Assignee: mmurray
QA Contact: MRG Quality Engineering
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Reported: 2014-02-14 18:53 UTC by Brandon Williams
Modified: 2015-08-10 01:28 UTC (History)
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Description Brandon Williams 2014-02-14 18:53:15 UTC
Description of problem:
Statement MRG Release Notes regarding kABI compatibility between versions is confusing.

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_MRG/2/html-single/MRG_Release_Notes/index.html

"The MRG Realtime kernel may be rebased over the lifetime of a Red Hat Enterprise MRG release, however there are no guarantees of a stable kernel Application Binary Interface (kABI) over the life of Red Hat Enterprise MRG."

If this means upgrading from one MRG kernel to another might break kABI compatibility, perhaps it should be reworded to more clearly state this. e.g:

The MRG Realtime kernel may be rebased over the lifetime of a Red Hat Enterprise MRG release. Due to the need for rebasing, there are no guarantees of a stable kernel Application Binary Interface (kABI) over the life of Red Hat Enterprise MRG.   

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_MRG/2/html-single/MRG_Release_Notes/index.html
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Actual results:
Documentation doesn't make it clear whether there or not kABI compatibility is guaranteed between minor versions or just between major versions of MRG.

Expected results:
Better clarity pointing out that the rebasing can happen at any time and kABI is not guaranteed.

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