Bug 589890 - Update dkms to include dracut support
Summary: Update dkms to include dracut support
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dkms
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Domsch
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-07 08:31 UTC by Mike Fedyk
Modified: 2010-12-03 14:58 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-12-03 14:58:45 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
dracut support v2 (1.53 KB, patch)
2010-05-11 08:06 UTC, Mike Fedyk
no flags Details | Diff

Description Mike Fedyk 2010-05-07 08:31:13 UTC
Description of problem:
Any use of dkms to produce an initramfs image fails and uninstalls the kernel module.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add REMAKE_INITRD="yes" to dkms.conf file
2. Attempt install
Actual results:
Install fails, and module is uninstalled.

Expected results:
Install kernel module and make a new initramfs with dracut.

Additional info:
I have already posted tested patches to the dkms list.  Please update the package in fedora once a final result is reached.

Comment 1 Mike Fedyk 2010-05-10 17:42:37 UTC
The dracut patch should apply to the current version of dkms as well.  Maybe a patched package can be released without bumping the base version to fix this regression.

Comment 2 Mike Fedyk 2010-05-11 08:06:05 UTC
Created attachment 413062 [details]
dracut support v2

I tried extracting the patch from the mailing list's archives and it was html converted, so I figured it might be easier to get here.

Same patch as http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/dkms-devel/2010-May/000993.html

Comment 3 Matt Domsch 2010-10-05 05:24:23 UTC
building for rawhide (F15) includes the above patches.  If this looks good, I'll push it back to F14 too.

Comment 4 Matt Domsch 2010-10-06 02:43:51 UTC
Probably going to need additional fixes, says upstream...

From: Limonciello, Mario
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 5:46 PM
To: Domsch, Matt
Subject: Re: File dkms- uploaded to lookaside cache by        mdomsch

The autoinstall command line option wasn't working properly on fedora.  I haven't tracked down why though.

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