[arch-dev-public] Consensus: DKMS modules

Jan Alexander Steffens jan.steffens at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 12:05:36 UTC 2016

On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 12:14 PM, Ike Devolder <ike.devolder at gmail.com> wrote:
> To get this discussion back on the right track I'm going to build the
> binary modules for virtualbox. Sébastien and myself already discussed
> what will be done so relatively soon those binary modules will be back.
> My plan is now to provide the virtualbox modules for -arch -lts and
> -zen. I think -grsec will be the exception since there are probably
> protections in there that will block some modules to even build.
> And when everyone is happy again we probaly should proceed to provide
> dkms for all out-of-tree modules alongside the binary modules. That
> would benefit everyone and offer the greatest amount of choice. People
> using custom kernels can use dkms and have everything working that way
> and people using one of the kernels available in the repo's can choose
> if they want dkms or binary. Everyone wins.

Please don't add modules for -zen to the repos. They create a maintenance
burden I don't want to support. Let -zen users use DKMS; they never had any
prebuilt modules anyway.

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