Re: I need to know how to create and use Driver Update Disks
On Tue, 2005-08-02 at 18:03 +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 August 2005 17:35, Allyn, MarkX A wrote:
> > We have some patches that have already be open sourced (ICH7) and are
> > in the 2.6.11 and above kernels.
> > What we need to do is to provide a Driver Update Disk so that someone
> > who is using the 2.6.8 kernel supplied by the stable release (Sarge) can
> > do an install on a ICH7 based system.
> I think the best thing to do is to contact the Debian kernel team at
> email@example.com and discuss the options for the stable
> kernels with them.
> The Debian package system does not really like packages (your driver
> update) replacing files that belong to another package (the official
> Debian kernel-image package). This means the best option would be to get
> the patches included in an update of the 2.6.8 kernel (which is being
> prepared at the moment).
If he produces a new kernel module to add support for this hardware,
there's absolutely no reason why it should conflict with linux-kernel.
Given that it's not a security fix, would he really have much luck
getting a patch into stable's kernel?