3.15. Software Collection Kernel Module Support

Because Linux kernel modules are normally tied to a particular version of the Linux kernel, you must be careful when you package kernel modules into a Software Collection. This is because the package management system on Red Hat Enterprise Linux does not automatically update or install an updated version of the kernel module if an updated version of the Linux kernel is installed. To make packaging the kernel modules into the Software Collection easier, see the following recommendations. Ensure that:
  1. the name of your kernel module package includes the kernel version,
  2. the tag Requires, which can be found in your kernel module spec file, includes the kernel version and revision (in the format kernel-version-revision).