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Is LIS needed even if I have the latest linux kernel?

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  • Hi,

    I have a linux based VM running on Hyper-V. It is not running any specific distro. It's running standard kernel.

    I have some queries on LIS and its use. I understand that LIS provides kernel drivers for hyperv devices. Are these available only from LIS releases on Microsoft website? Are these drivers not available in standard kernel?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Thursday, July 05, 2018 2:42 PM

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  • Hello,

    The LIS drivers package is available for RHEL and related distros in order to provide the latest code on top of the distro's provided kernel.

    So if you run a kernel that is close to the upstream code from kernel.org, then you already have all the features and enhancements to the drivers.

    The LIS as a release means that the backported changes have been tested on the supported distributions and that they will work and be stable.

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:57 PM