What is Kernel Application Binary Interface (kABI) ?

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  • What is Kernel Application Binary Interface (kABI) ?
  • How does Red Hat maintain the stability of kABI across the Red Hat Enterprise Linux product life cycle ?
  • What is the purpose of the "kernel-kabi-whitelists" package ?
  • Can non-Whiltelist kABI symbols be changed or they are compatible within same minor release ?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • kernel-kabi-whitelists
  • kABI

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