[RFC] merging virtualbox-ose-modules into linux-ubuntu-modules

Jeff Schroeder jeffschroed at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 17:49:24 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 10:08 AM, Ben Collins <ben.collins at canonical.com> wrote:
> 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:
>> ...snip...
>> > 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
>> action.
> 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.

Time to put on the motu hat and get to learning. Thanks for the input.

>> It just surprised me that after happening several times during Hardy
>> development[1],
>> 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.
>> [1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/virtualbox-ose/+bug/179807

Jeff Schroeder

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