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Re: kqemu is now GPLv2



On Wed, Feb 07, 2007 at 09:15:38AM +0100, Andreas Bierfert wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 15:35:28 -0500
> Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:
> 
> > All the more reason to not do external kmods as a part of "Fedora".  
> > If "Fedora" cares enough about a module that we want to ship it and make it 
> > officially available to our users, it needs to be in the kernel package, and 
> > DaveJ needs to approve that.  Otherwise they should NOT go into Fedora _at_ 
> > _all_ as we can't reasonable deliver timely updates without breaking the 
> > repository.
> 
> Maybe we should just follow a different approach for kmods then? Why not do
> something like a module manager (I heard some other distros have that ;) )?
> With it people could easily build their modules themselves but have them
> integrated via rpm so their filesystems don't go into nirvana after a couple of
> system upgrades. If you make it easy (and graphical) enough I suspect that
> people would be ok with it for external module stuff. That would solve the
> problems of repo inconsistency but still give users what they want...

At FUDCon, several of us (Jeremy, Thorsten, Jon Masters, and I)
discussed adding a clean method into /sbin/installkernel to allow
tools like DKMS to hook at that point and rebuild kernel modules if
necessary (and if possible).  Right now the DKMS autoinstaller runs as
a service at reboot time, which is really too late for some things.
So, if you've got module source, and a compiler, and if the source
builds and works for your new kernel version, you'll be ok.  Lots of
ifs, but better than absolutely nothing.

-Matt


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