Request: contributor to put DKMS into Fedora Extras

Warren Togami wtogami at
Tue Mar 15 03:04:12 UTC 2005

Bryan Stillwell wrote:
> I've actually been trying to figure out how to handle this well for
> common cluster/HPC hardware drivers (myrinet, infiniband, new raid
> controllers, etc.)
> I'm wondering if there's been a solution to the problem where the kernel
> rpm includes a driver module (say gdth.ko) and I want to use the newer
> version of the driver because it works better.  How can I keep rpm from
> thinking that gdth.ko in the kernel rpm conflicts with the file in
> kernel-module-gdth?

The best thing you can do is get the source into the upstream kernel. 
But if this is impossible, kernel-module-foo is a valid choice.

> I don't know about you guys, but I like to verify files on a system by
> using the `rpm -V kernel` or `rpm -Va` commands...
> Perhaps there's a file-can-be-overwritten option in rpm that I don't
> know about?


I vaguely recall there being a directory you can create within the 
/lib/modules/VERSION/ to put kernel modules that supercede modules 
elsewhere in there after depmod knows about it.  Anyone know about this?

Warren Togami
wtogami at

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