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Kernel updates remove modules for the running kernel.

When updating the kernel, pacman also removes the currently running kernel, including the modules.
This may prevent the user from mounting new filesystems until a reboot. For example iso9660 or udf (for dvds).

When I encountered this problem I thought it was a vlc bug or something until I manually tried to mount the disc.

So it may be only a minor issue, but it can cause a lot of confusion.


 

Re: Kernel updates remove modules for the running kernel.

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Yes, this is the default pacman behaviour and known to cause problems when a kernel module is requested before reboot. Work around: extract the current kernel's package somewhere in /tmp and insmod the module manually.