[CentOS-devel] Inclusion of a driver into the distribution.

Jason Gross jphgross at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 19:04:23 UTC 2007

     Thanks for your reply. I probably should have been more clear,  
though I think you answered my questions. We would prefer to get it  
included on the install cd's such that the customer would have the  
option of installing them when running the regular installer as one  
of the regular packages. So, if my understanding is correct, to be  
included as a package that the user may choose when installing this  
needs to be pushed upstream to redhat, and to be included in the  
extras, I need only submit it to CentOS?


On Oct 27, 2007, at 5:06 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:

> Daniel de Kok wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Fri, 2007-10-26 at 17:42 -0700, Jason Gross wrote:
>>>     We have a driver that we would like to get included into the
>>> CentOS distribution (and others). How would we go about getting it
>>> in? We're currently planning to license it under GPL.
> If you mean that it gets included in one of our "Extra" repositories,
> then we can do that with no problem. (Our extras or centosplus repos)
> If you would like it to get into the BOOTING kernel that we have on  
> our
> release ISOs then the only way is to get it included in the RHEL  
> kernel
> upstream and have them added it to  the specific version of RHEL as we
> do not patch or otherwise change the modules built or loaded on our
> release kernel.
>> If it can be compiled as a module against the CentOS kernel, it  
>> could be
>> included as a kmod package.
> kmod probably the absolute best way to get it done (built outside the
> kernel tree and against the /lib/<version>/build), as it allows us to
> add it to all our kernels without patching.  It does not get on our
> install CDs this way however.
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes
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