[Mageia-dev] Release_blocker bugs

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Fri Apr 6 18:19:49 CEST 2012

'Twas brillig, and Maarten Vanraes at 06/04/12 16:43 did gyre and gimble:
> Op vrijdag 06 april 2012 13:17:46 schreef Anne nicolas:
> [...]
>> Does not seem to be release_blocker
>> ===========================
>> 4301	bugsquad at mageia.org	Migration of module-init-tools to kmod lib in
>> Mageia 2 - specifications
>> => 4802
> [...]
> i may understand this wrong, but iinm, module-init-tools doesn't work with 
> current kernel anymore, and kmod is now required => doublecheck with tmb

I'm not sure what the specifications specifically meant in this regard,
but we did used to have a lib made from module-init-tools which was then
used elsewhere. We've not dropped that lib, and now use libkmod directly
everywhere it's needed.

The only thing we've not done is to actually use the kmod binaries for
modprobe, insmod, rmmod, lsmod, etc.

That said, it's a simple switch in the kmod spec to turn it on (and
obsolite module-init-tools). I've mentioned this before, but no one
really picked up on it. It's very late in the day to do this switch
(although I have personally be running it for a while without any issues).

There was one issue regarding the kernel *bin depmods files and dracut
that someone reported as being due to that dracut was using kmod but the
kernel's *.bin files were created with m-i-t... I forget the details, so
not sure if it's an issue or not.



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