[Patch] handle module dependencies for SLES driver disks

Mario Limonciello mario_limonciello at dell.com
Mon Aug 10 18:07:09 CDT 2009


Appiled, thanks.

Thomas_Chenault at dell.com wrote:
> Loading modules from a SLES driver disk may fail in cases where the
> modules on the driver disk are dependent on modules provided by the OS.
> The attached patch causes dkms to automatically create driver disk
> images that induce loading of the required modules.
>
> In cases where modules that are not provided on the driver disk are
> required, the patched dkms will create a driver disk with a layout
> similar to the following.
>
> /media/floppy/
> |-- 01
> |   `-- linux
> |       `-- suse
> |           `-- x86_64-sles11
> |               `-- modules
> |                   `-- module.order
> `-- 02
>     `-- linux
>         `-- suse
>             `-- x86_64-sles11
>                 |-- install
>                 |   |-- update.post
>                 |   `-- update.tar.gz
>                 `-- modules
>                     `-- igb.ko
>
> The first update on the disk contains no modules, only a module.order
> file which lists dependencies. Testing has shown this to be an effective
> way to cause the needed module(s) to load. The second and subsequent
> updates on the disk carry the actual payload.
>
>
> Thomas
>
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Mario Limonciello
*Dell | Linux Engineering*
mario_limonciello at dell.com

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