Using older but safe kernels in Koji

Hey guys!

Seem like Nvidia is messing the lives of all Nvidia users until November. Just installed all Nvidia drivers today in my new Fedora 33 install, but none of the can work on my kernels. A friend of mine, who uses Fedora, recommended me to download theses packages in Koji:

kernel-core-5.8.15-301.fc33.x86_64
kernel-modules-5.8.15-301.fc33.x86_64
kernel-5.8.15-301.fc33.x86_64
kernel-modules-extra-5.8.15-301.fc33.x86_64
kernel-devel-5.8.15-301.fc33.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-5.8.15-301.fc33.x86_64-455.28-1.fc33.x86_64

Problem is, how to use this platform being sure I’m actually downloading from a safe source that has actually already been shipped previously for Fedora? How good, in terms of security is to download packages from there comparatively with taking packages from the repository?

Thanks!

My understanding is packages on koji are pushed to testing and eventually to stable through karma system. So packages are from koji originally.

Take kernel 5.8.15-301 for example, use this page, you can easily find the original build process.

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Yes, it’s secure. I’ve personally have run a kernel regression test on these specific kernel build by the way and it passed. :slight_smile:

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