[CentOS] Installation troubles
campbell at accelinc.com
Thu Sep 13 19:50:15 UTC 2007
On Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 08:10:32PM +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Chuck Campbell wrote:
> >>If you want to keep the driver in-place even when the kernel updates, you
> >>might want to investigate the weak-updates process and how you might get
> >>a driver included into that. Pretty much everything you need to make it
> >>happen would be on the system already.
> >Where do I find info about this? I suspect I will need to do this with
> >every kernel update???
> how exactly where you planning on managing out-of-tree kernel drivers
> otherwise ?
I've no idea... I've never had to deal with this before, so I didn't
even understand this could be an issue.
It raises more questions for me than I had thought of previously though.
I have more homework ahead of me :-)
> btw, since this is a stable distro you are using, the chances are that the
> same driver will work through the life of the product. Try this command :
> /sbin/weak-modules and register the driver you have against that. Then
> reinstall the updated kernel and the driver should move along.
I will try this in a few moments. One last observation though, 3Ware has
a newer driver for the updated kernel. If I wish to use it, is it a simple
matter of replacing the 3w-9xxx.ko file with the appropriate one? If it
is more complicated than that, where do I find info about this issue?
> I shall try and do some more specific docs on this, in the centos wiki,
> over the next few days.
Thanks, I'm anxious to learn, since I'll probably need to deploy more systems
with this (and other similar) issue(s).
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