On Sat, Jan 08, 2005 at 01:07:42PM +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 16:20 -0500, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 07:50:13 -0500, Build System <buildsys(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> > New package GFS-kernel
> > GFS-kernel - The Global File System kernel modules
> > New package cman-kernel
> > cman-kernel - The Cluster Manager kernel modules
> > New package dlm-kernel
> > dlm-kernel - The Distributed Lock Manager kernel modules.
> > New package gnbd-kernel
> > gnbd-kernel - The kernel module for GFS's Network Block Device
> My understanding is these package are pretty much the first packages
> inside Fedora Core
> to provide kernel modules outside the actual kernel package.
I do wonder though why they aren't just patched into the regular kernel
rpm... Would make a lot more sense for something provided in the core
Probably because RHEL4 will have GFS as a separate add-on product to
buy. It's not a direct argument for FC, but after all for RH it's a
bigger PITA to have FC with patched in GFS and RHEL with externally
maintained GFS bits.
Too bad we couldn't get a proper external kernel module building
mechanism into Fedora Core half a year ago. ...
At the very least the packages should contain the kernel
version/release they are built for in the name of the package,
though. Anyway, as Jeff writes, it's a first step. :)
What I find muxh more appealing is the use of foo-kernheaders in
analogy to glibc-kernheaders, which was something that didn't have a
proper method to be packaged until now. Already applied to two
packages at ATrpms (i2c and ivtv :).
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net