The source (not source code) of /lib/modules/2.6.24-*/ubuntu

Eus reply.to.eus.at.member.fsf.org at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 02:55:04 UTC 2009


Hi Ho!

I am aware that /lib/modules/2.6.24-*/ubuntu contains kernel modules not
found in the mainline (e.g., linux-image-2.6.24-*). It appears as a
collection of many external modules (e.g., acer_acpi and intel-agp-ich9m
surely come from different sources). So, is there a documentation
explaining the external sources of those modules (e.g., the HTTP links
to acer_acpi mainline and intel-agp-ich9m)?

It's easy to find out that acer_acpi is housed in
http://code.google.com/p/aceracpi/ and the detailed documentation about
it is available on the site, but it is not the case for intel-agp-ich9m;
I have googled for it in vain.

I am looking for a documentation explaining how the maintainers of
`linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24*' get the stuff
under /lib/modules/2.6.24-*/ubuntu directory such as the following one:

acpi/acer_acpi: http://code.google.com/p/aceracpi/
char/intel-agp-ich9m: ...........................
block/drbd: ..............................

If the external source doesn't have any explanation as to the purpose of
the module, the list should contain it because the maintainers know what
they are doing. So, I expect something like:

acpi/acer_acpi: http://code.google.com/p/aceracpi/
char/intel-agp-ich9m: ........................... (this module is used
to ....; the external source doesn't explain this because this is
contributed directly by Intel)
block/drbd: ..............................

So, is there such a documentation? If there is none, can it be made? I
am ready to help write one.

I have posted the same question on
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/79296 and I have googled
for such information, but I realize that such information is not
available on the Internet. So, I ask it here as suggested by Sam in the
question that I posted to Launchpad.

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