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[openFate 305148] Automatic Compiling of Kernel Modules
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  • Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 16:37:46 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <feature-305148-1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature added by: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxxxxx>

Feature #305148, revision 1, last change by
Title: Automatic Compiling of Kernel Modules

openSUSE-11.2: New
Requester: Important

Requested by: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxxxxx>
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The Standard Linux-Kernel provides a lot of hardware drivers/kernel modules.
Nevertheless there are still devices not supported by the kernel.

If a user compiles a kernel module by himself, he has to redo this step after
each kernel update (if he is aware at all, that this step is needed). My idea
was to install kernel-source, kernel-syms, gcc and make with each standard
installation and to define a standard directory for the source code of kernel
modules, e.g /usr/src/updates.

When a Kernel Update is done, the system looks on boot in /usr/src/updates for
directories and does there a 'make' and 'make install'. (build a kmp-package ?)

If this could become a standard for other distributions (LSB) as well and
corresponding init scripts would exist, third party kernel modules could be
installed automagically after extracting code to /usr/src/update, so there
would be some kind of standard for installing external kernel modules.

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