What is Kernel Application Binary Interface (kABI)?

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  • What is the Kernel Application Binary Interface (kABI)?
  • How does Red Hat maintain the stability of kABI across the RHEL product life cycle?
  • What is the purpose of the kernel-abi-stablelists package?
  • Can non-stablelist kABI symbols be changed or are they compatible within the same minor release?
  • How does kABI differ in various releases of RHEL?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • kernel-abi-stablelists
  • kABI

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