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Re: Adding modules to Fedora's kernel package



On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 16:36 -0500, Dave Jones wrote:

> Nnngh.. This driver doesn't have export anything useful like PCI IDs to
> make autoloading easy.  Its init routine does checking of DMI tables
> to make it only load on specific laptops.  (Which is actually quite
> sensible).

> Short of adding a script to call dmidecode to modprobe if necessary,
> I can't think of a clean way of doing this.
> Perhaps just making it built-in instead of modular is the best option,
> at least for now in FC6 and previous.

Perhaps a new advisory MODULE_ tag might be useful? Then we can just
have depmod pick up the dependency according to its configuration?

Jon.



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