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  What Is Darwin (and How It Powers Mac OS X)
Subject:   Tweaking kernel
Date:   2005-09-29 05:18:48
From:   Mafretete
Response to: Tweaking kernel

The problem with Linux is that you cannot ship a precompiled kernel module - it would not work with a slightly different kernel. On Mac OS X, most kernel extensions for OS X 10.3 still work in OS X 10.4, even though 10.4's kernel is much newer.
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  • Tweaking kernel
    2005-09-30 19:30:37  thebluesgnr [View]

    But you don't have to build a new kernel if the module is linked against a different version, just rebuild the module, which is usually a very simple and easy thing to do.