[OpenAFS] Linux kernel modules for many different kernel revs

Jeff Blaine jblaine@kickflop.net
Tue, 28 Apr 2009 14:42:45 -0400

Thanks Simon.  I appreciate the info sharing.

What are "dkms" RPMs?  Should we need to debug something
with SNA or the list, we'd build from scratch, replicate
the problem, and then submit a report.

Can you provide more information on pointing yum at
openafs.org repositories?  We've not used yum past
the basic/standard method.

Simon Wilkinson wrote:
> On 28 Apr 2009, at 17:49, Jeff Blaine wrote:
>> How are people handling the management of installing
>> (and maintaining) OpenAFS on a wide range of Linux boxes
>> (all RHEL but many with different minor kernel revs)?
> We use rpm. Whilst we have our own local RPM management system, you can 
> just use yum for this. Point yum at the repositories on openafs.org, and 
> all of the machines will get the relevant kernel module.
> Alternatively, you might like to explore the dkms RPMs. These will 
> automatically build new kernel modules as required. This simplifies 
> kernel module management, but at the expense of every machine running a 
> different, locally built piece of code. dkms simplifies management, but 
> can complicate debugging.
> Hope that helps,
> Simon.