[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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