[arch-dev-public] Consensus: DKMS modules

Ike Devolder ike.devolder at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 13:44:33 UTC 2016

On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 02:05:36PM +0200, Jan Alexander Steffens wrote:
> 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.

That makes it easier for me. So we stick to binary modules for [core]
kernels and the rest does dkms as a middle way.

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