[CentOS-devel] dkms or akmod?
Ross S. W. Walker
rwalker at medallion.com
Wed Apr 30 14:43:32 UTC 2008
Farkas Levente wrote:
> we've to build a few kernel modules for rhel/centos which is not
> included in the distro (or not working yet, like RTL8101E:
> currently there are three ways for this:
> - the obsoleted fedora way
> - dkms
> - akmod. livna development start to use akmod for all new
> modules, but
> there is not any kind of docs about it (or at least i can't find it).
> i'd like to hear a few pros and cons about each of these and
> why should
> we use the "good" one?:-)
> what's centos teams plan for the future? and why livna switch
> from the
> obsoleted fedora way to akmod instead of dkms?
> thank you for your help in advance.
You should ask livna why they chose akmod.
As for third party kernel modules, I prefer dkms here, but we're
a Dell shop anyways so I suppose we are biased.
dkms works well, and it's included in epel.
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