[CentOS] Installation troubles

Chuck Campbell 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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