[PULL v2] [B] dkms: build out-of-tree modules from dkms source

Andy Whitcroft apw at canonical.com
Fri Jul 12 08:25:27 UTC 2019


On Mon, Jul 01, 2019 at 06:26:42PM +0200, Andrea Righi wrote:
> BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1764792
> BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1807378
> 
> This is a backport of the dkms packaging from disco to bionic that
> allows to build out-of-tree modules (nvidia drivers and zfs/spl for now)
> from DKMS source as part of the regular kernel build process.
> 
> In this way we don't have to maintain a complete copy of zfs/spl source
> code in the kernel (source code is downloaded and compiled as part of
> the dkms build process).
> 
> About nvidia, modules are built and signed and only the signatures are
> shipped. In addition to that we need to provide also a new linux-lrm
> repository (similarly to what we're doing in disco). At the moment I've
> used this linux-lrm git repository:
> 
>  https://git.launchpad.net/~arighi/+git/bionic-linux-lrm

Whoever applies this needs to remember to add the official LRM
repository (below) to kernel-series, and push this one over the disco
tree I have seeded it with:

    lp:~ubuntu-kernel/ubuntu/+source/linux-restricted-modules/+git/bionic

-apw



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