Stefan Bader stefan.bader at
Fri Aug 3 12:45:50 UTC 2012

On 02.08.2012 15:20, Tim Gardner wrote:
> On 08/01/2012 01:23 PM, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
>> Following some urging by pitti I have merged kmod from Debian with
>> our Ubuntu modifications to module-init-tools.  The only remaining
>> modifcations seem to be our local blacklist configurations and our local
>> path modifications.
>> I have put together a PPA with this updated kmod in it for testing.  I have
>> been testing this on pretty much everything I have for the last 3 weeks.
>> So far I have see no problems at all indeed things have been so smooth
>> that I when I came back to confirm my results I found it installed on my
>> travel laptop which I had not realised it installed.
>> I have tested this on i386, amd64 and armhf without issues.  I have also
>> tested that the Ubuntu path support for updates and dkms are working.
>> Plus, I have tested the blacklists are honoured when expected.
>> There are only two things that we should be aware of:
>> 1) it contains a transitional package for module-init-tools, so to roll
>>    back we would need to epoch the original packages.  Though as i
>>    understand it Debian has abandoned module-init-tools so we should be
>>    getting no updates there which at least mitigates an epoch.
>> 2) It has no "map" support.  I have as yet seen no ill effects from this.
>>    Perceived wisdom is that these map files are no longer required.
>>    From the testing I have done and from examination of those files
>>    on disk I have not seen them even accessed in a standard install.
>>    Given they have been disabled in Debian for a long time I suspect they
>>    are not used at all.
>> Overall I think kmod is ready and we should follow Debians transition
>> to it.  If you would like to test the packages they are in my 'black' PPA:
>> Baring any other objections I propose to prepare some packages and
>> get them reviewed with a view to uploading them sooner rather than
>> later.
>> Comments?
>> -apw
> It appears to be working OK for me.

Same here on my upgraded Lenovo S12 and the Dell 1521

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