[ubuntu-x] (Update) Re: -nvidia upgrade issues

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Sun Nov 8 02:37:39 GMT 2009

On Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 06:19:53PM +0100, Wouter Stomp wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 1:18 PM, Alberto Milone
> <alberto.milone at canonical.com> wrote:
> > On Saturday 07 Nov 2009 01:21:11 Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > For this reason I think it makes sense to make sure that, when we install
> > nvidia (or any other driver which relies on DKMS), the module is built for the
> > current kernel (e.g. 2.6.28) and for the most recent one (e.g. 2.6.31). If the
> > current kernel and the most recent one are the same, then nothing changes and
> > we build only 1 module.
> >
> Wouldn't it be better to build the module for all installed kernels?

The one downside I think of is excessive build time if a large number of
kernels are installed.  (Does the cruft remove keep the max number of
installed kernels reasonably constrained?)


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