[CentOS-devel] Loading pre-built for Red Hat kernel modules

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 11:56:26 EDT 2010


On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 8:51 AM, Jeff Johnson <n3npq at mac.com> wrote:
>
> On Aug 20, 2010, at 11:44 AM, Ross McKerchar wrote:

>> Does this sound like a valid concern? Where does the attempt to
>> provide 100% binary compatibility end? The source for these kernel
>> modules is actually available but I am trying to avoid having to build
>> custom modules.
>>
>
> Here's one suggestion ...
>
> Look for DKMS (Dell Kernel Module System iirc) which will
> undertake module rebuilds and more. There's a similar/equivalent system
> in SuSE iirc but I've forgot the name.

Ross,

If you decide to build your own kernel module, this CentOS wiki
article has all the details:

http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/BuildingKernelModules

My personal recommendation is the kmod method, but dkms is also
included in there.

Akemi


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