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upgrading video cards...

Gregory Boyce <gboyce-qL0WqcyiFk9Wk0Htik3J/w at> writes:

> On Mon, 22 Dec 2008, Derek Atkins wrote:
>> Jarod Wilson <jarod-ajLrJawYSntWk0Htik3J/w at> writes:
>>>> The thing I like about dkms is that it happens automagically.  When a
>>>> new kernel is installed, dkms recompiles the kernel for it with no user
>>>> intervention.
>>> For the record, same thing with akmods.
>> The only problem with dkms (I've never heard about akmods) is that
>> it doesn't build the module for the new kernel until you reboot.
>> That doesn't help if you have a module that needs to be in the
>> preboot (initrd).  Imagine if you need a third-party disk driver
>> module -- how would you solve that with a dkms or akmod solution?
> I suppose you'd need an initrd that has the ability to run dkms
> without gaining access to the local disk.   Perhaps mount an NFS
> volume with access to the necessary kernel headers and tools required
> for the compile.
> Alternatively, don't buy a disk controller that requires a third party
> module.

Neither of which are reasonable choices, the latter even more-so.  I
used a disk driver as an example concept -- this has nothing to do
with a physical piece of hardware per se.

What I'd like to see is a dkms solution that works based on RPM
install triggers...  So when you install a new kernel package it
automatically fires off the rebuild without requiring a reboot.


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