[Fedora-packaging] kernel module packaging

Jon Masters jonathan at jonmasters.org
Sat Jun 3 00:47:01 UTC 2006

Hi folks,

I'm working on some to-be-proposed updates to the kernel module
packaging in Fedora Extras to allow us to track changes to the kernel
ABI rather than purely the kernel release/version. This should make
life easier and help to reduce the number of times that a minor kernel
update (e.g. security fixes, etc.) forces all external drivers to be

At http://www.kerneldrivers.org/ I have some sample packages that I'm
working on, as well as a description of the process and how this
relates to other Linux distributions, such as SuSE.

I'm going to continue working on this, keep the wiki updated, and
ultimately ask FESCo pretty soon if we can make a few minor changes to
kmodtool and get this out there. Obviously, I'm very keen to hear from
anyone else who wants to help :-)



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