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rmknox 02-04-2013 11:49 PM

can someone help me understand about kmods and akmods
 
can someone help me understand what I just got from yum
Quote:

Running Transaction
Updating : 1:kmod-nvidia-3.7.3-101.fc17.i686-304.64-2.fc17.5.i686 1/6
Updating : 1:akmod-nvidia-304.64-2.fc17.5.i686 2/6
Fedora 17 nvidia card

Are these a driver and a wrapper that adapt it to fedora or
are they 2 alternative solutions to the same problem?
or
whatever?

Dick
what is a kmod
what is a akmod?

jpollard 02-05-2013 10:39 AM

A kmod is a Kernel MODule, and is build specifically for a particular kernel version.

An akmod includes a source wrapper + boot code that will rebuild a module for the currently running system.

https://ask.fedoraproject.org/questi...akmod-and-kmod

This is usually for the purpose of compiling a shim source code to adapt a Windows binary driver for use under Linux.

rmknox 02-05-2013 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpollard (Post 4884889)
A kmod is a Kernel MODule, and is build specifically for a particular kernel version.

An akmod includes a source wrapper + boot code that will rebuild a module for the currently running system.

https://ask.fedoraproject.org/questi...akmod-and-kmod

Jpollard -

This is usually for the purpose of compiling a shim source code to adapt a Windows binary driver for use under Linux.

Fantastic - thanks for your help

It is so wonderful being able to get support like this

Dick


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