[RFC] merging virtualbox-ose-modules into linux-ubuntu-modules
ben.collins at canonical.com
Wed Jun 4 17:08:25 UTC 2008
On Wed, 2008-06-04 at 08:46 -0700, Jeff Schroeder wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 8:22 AM, Ben Collins <ben.collins at canonical.com> wrote:
> > Of course we care, but virtual machine vendors (both proprietary and
> > open source) have a self inflicted kernel+vmmon+virtual-machine ABI to
> > stick to, and mixing it with kernel ABI matching just doubles the
> > problems. DKMS (or something similar) is the preferred and desired way
> > to resolve this if the vm isn't going to handle it itself.
> Is there going to be any work to use dkms once the 1.6 version of virtualbox
> and the associated modules are uploaded to the Intrepid repositories? This
> is a problem that isn't new and yet it happens over and over again. The point
> of this email was to address the problem and suggest possible courses of
That's up to the maintainer of that package, or anyone else willing
(you?) to do the work. The kernel team does not directly handle it.
> It just surprised me that after happening several times during Hardy
> the same problem popped up again in hardy stable. Even if the package
> is in universe
> this seems crazy in an LTS release.
> In short, the process is wrong and I'm trying to fix it.
>  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/virtualbox-ose/+bug/179807
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