Bug ID 1194723
Summary automatically add dkms module after kernel update
Classification openSUSE
Product openSUSE Tumbleweed
Version Current
Hardware x86-64
OS openSUSE Tumbleweed
Status NEW
Severity Normal
Priority P5 - None
Component Kernel
Assignee kernel-bugs@opensuse.org
Reporter m.schenker@posteo.de
QA Contact qa-bugs@suse.de
Found By ---
Blocker ---

Hi there,

for certain scenarios I sometimes rely on kernel modules added via dkms.
Initially installing them is as easy as the following.

cd module-folder
dkms install .

From other distributions I am used that the module gets re-added/rebuild during
a kernel update. However after a kernel update and reboot on Tumbleweed I just
receive a message like the following one.

modprobe: FATAL: Module vendor-reset not found in directory

While the module still seems installed.

user@computer:~/vendor-reset> sudo dkms install .
Error! DKMS tree already contains: vendor-reset-0.1.1
You cannot add the same module/version combo more than once.

It is not available to the updated kernel.

There were two request for similar problems.
1. https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=931175
Which resulted in a `don't care, won't fix
2. https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1184671
Which was ignored.

I have not created kernel modules myself, so if there is something that needs
to be done to the modules so they themselfs trigger an update I would be glad
for a nudge in the right direction.

However if there is something I would need to do in Tumbleweed I would be glad
for help as well.

I still see it as something that needs fixing since other Distributions, Arch,
Ubuntu handle this on their own.

Thank you!

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