dkms + megaraid_sas and kernel update

Rainer Traut at
Thu Jun 5 03:36:55 CDT 2008

Hi all,

any news on this?

Was my conclusion right, that El5 from EL4 is different in the way it 
uses modules from 'weak-updates'?

So dkms (under EL5) should always put its modules to the 'extras' dir?


Matt Domsch schrieb:
> On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 04:12:10PM +0200, Rainer Traut wrote:
>> All of my dkms built modules are not used with the new kernel.
>> Correct me if I'm wrong but because of this file:
>> /etc/depmod.d/depmod.conf.dist
>> -
>> # override default search ordering for kmod packaging
>> search updates extra built-in weak-updates
>> -
>> No module from weak-updates which has a redhat counterpart is used 
>> because built-in modules have precendence.
> /me glances at Jon.  He'll be back from holiday in a few days,
> let's take this up with him then.  
> Thanks for your patience on this - I agree it should be simpler.
> One change we got into Fedora 9 is that the DKMS autoinstaller is
> automatically invoked after a new kernel RPM is installed; no need to
> wait for a reboot.  It also cleans up on kernel uninstall.

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