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Re: Kernel Modules in Fedora -x



On Sat, 11 Aug 2007 16:21:47 -0500
Matt Domsch <Matt_Domsch dell com> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 04, 2007 at 12:12:39PM -0400, Kelly wrote:
> > On Friday, August 03, 2007 10:46 pm Jesse Keating wrote:
> > > On Fri, 3 Aug 2007 20:55:48 -0500
> > >
> > > Josh Boyer <jwboyer jdub homelinux org> wrote:
> > > > And I am more and more starting to think this might be a _good_
> > > > idea. Users that want modules we aren't willing to carry
> > > > upstream can install the dkms "payload" (as you described it)
> > > > for the module, build and install.
> > > >
> > > > Some might think this is too technical a hurdle for users to
> > > > clear, but I think it might be worth examining.  Care to draft
> > > > a proposal for FESCo?  We could evaluate it at the same time we
> > > > do dwmw2/f13's.
> > >
> > > I'm not totally opposed to the idea, if the dkms system takes
> > > care of the logic of building the module when new kernels land
> > > and such.
> > 
> > That was what Dell developed DKMS to handle; situations where
> > people are installing outside modules while updating the kernel
> > frequently.  Every time a new kernel is booted, the autoinstalled
> > automatically builds all installed DKMS modules for the new kernel
> > before it starts.  It takes care of the problem of having to create
> > new packages for all the modules when the kernel is updated.
> 
> I've got a bugzilla request in (#250337) to add hooks to the kernel

Typo in the bug number?  That one is for some SELinux denial.

josh


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