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Old 09-21-2009, 12:43 PM   #1
sjelle
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dkms kernel upgrade installed-weak


We have a Dell R710 originally installed with RHEL 5.3 Kernel 2.6.18-128.el5. We have an MD3000 attached and have installed the DKMS Dell drivers for mptlinux, linuxrdac.

We then upgraded the kernel to 2.6.18-128.4.1. Initially we could not talk to the MD3000 at all. We re-installed the drivers Dell drivers. Everything is working, but “dkms status|grep -i weak” shows that drivers dkms kernel module drivers are installed-weak.

- Is this an issue?
- How to we correct this?
- It has been suggested that we use grub to boot back to the prior kernel and issue “dkms match –k 2.6.18-128.4.1.el5 –templatekernel 2.6.18-128.el5”. Is this a good idea?
- What is the proper procedure we should do for the next kernel update (when we are using dkms)?

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[root@xxxx dkms]# dkms status|grep -i weak
linuxrdac, 09.03.0C06.0030, 2.6.18-128.el5, x86_64: installed-weak from 2.6.18-128.4.1.el5
mptlinux, 4.00.38.02, 2.6.18-128.4.1.el5, x86_64: installed-weak from 2.6.18-128.el5
sg, 3.5.34dell, 2.6.18-128.4.1.el5, x86_64: installed-weak from 2.6.18-128.el5
ioatdma, 3.59, 2.6.18-128.4.1.el5, x86_64: installed-weak from 2.6.18-128.el5
netxtreme2, 4.8.21, 2.6.18-128.4.1.el5, x86_64: installed-weak from 2.6.18-128.el5
e1000e, 0.5.11.2, 2.6.18-128.4.1.el5, x86_64: installed-weak from 2.6.18-128.el5
bnx2i, 1.6.2, 2.6.18-128.4.1.el5, x86_64: installed-weak from 2.6.18-128.el5
ixgbe, 1.3.56.11, 2.6.18-128.4.1.el5, x86_64: installed-weak from 2.6.18-128.el5
igb, 1.3.8.6, 2.6.18-128.4.1.el5, x86_64: installed-weak from 2.6.18-128.el5
 
Old 09-23-2009, 10:34 AM   #2
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Hoping someone has some insight into dkms and "installed-weak" handling... We have to make a decision soon whether to attempt a resolution on production soon.

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