[gobolinux-users] Re: Kernel modules

Carlo Calica ccalica at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 19:41:15 GMT 2005

On 8/12/05, Hisham Muhammad <hisham.hm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, the problem you're pointing out is relevant. I don't think it's
> feasible to separate module and application builds in the general
> case.
> When the user installs a binary package that requires a kernel module
> and they are using a custom kernel, they'll have to rebuild the whole
> package. Not ideal, but it works.
Ok.  I'd still like to see Recipe.kernel as an option.  Really need to
track how many packages it'll be feasible.  And it can always be added
in the future.

> I don't remember either. But for consistency, maybe we should start
> putting kernel sources in /Files/Compile/Sources/linux-`uname -r`
> always. In any case, modules should only look for the sources through
> the /S/K/M/`uname -r`/build symlink.

As long as Compile can find it when needed.

> It's also possible to isolate the necessary headers and makefiles and
> make a special tarball with that only for people who don't want to
> spend 200MB(?) in kernel sources.

As long as "Compile Linux" works without problems.

Carlo J. Calica

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