[arch-general] DKMS question around removal of kernel modules

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Wed Jun 8 18:03:18 UTC 2016

When I install a new kernel, I notice that DKMS removes previous kernel
modules as well as adding them to the new kernel.

In the real old days these were not removed at all - so removal is a
good thing.
The issue is that the old kernel is still running and until machine is
rebooted the modules wont be available I would think.
I wonder - Is there a way to mark the deletion to happen after the new
kernel is booted ? 

I may well be missing something of course.

Installed 4.6.2 kernel  while 4.6.1 running - pacman says:

 (1/1) Remove DKMS modules 
==> dkms -q remove -q -m vboxguest -v 5.0.20_OSE -k 4.6.1-2-ARCH

==> dkms -q remove -q -m vboxhost -v 5.0.20_OSE -k 4.6.1-2-ARCH

...==> dkms -q install -m vboxguest -v 5.0.20_OSE -k 4.6.2-1-ARCH

==> dkms -q install -m vboxhost -v 5.0.20_OSE -k 4.6.2-1-ARCH


Thanks for any thoughts.


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