On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM, Florian Philipp <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Am 23.07.2012 16:16, schrieb Nikos Chantziaras:
>> Portage now installs sys-kernel/linux-headers-3.5.
>> sys-kernel/gentoo-sources is at 3.4.5.
>> Is it even adviced to do that, installing 3.5 headers and running a 3.4
>> kernel? This sounds like a bad idea to me.
> Honestly, I cannot give you a satisfying explanation, but
> a) I came across this:
> b) I was told the same years ago and never had issues.
> c) until you re-emerge glibc nothing changes anyway.
> d) your current glibc won't use new features, anyway (I guess)
> e) and even then, forward/backward compatibility in kernel headers and
> glibc are very good.
I have no official information either, but I always mask headers
greater than the version of kernel I'm using right now, just because
it feels wrong to me. there are about two dozen packages on my system
that depend on os-headers or linux-headers, so I don't get comfort
from "basically only glibc cares" statements. But maybe I'm just
worrying for no good reason.