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dkms: Dynamic Kernel Module Support Framework

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Current version:
Medium Urgency

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DKMS is designed to create a framework where kernel dependent module source can reside so that it is very easy to rebuild modules as you upgrade kernels. This will allow Linux vendors to provide driver drops without having to wait for new kernel releases while also taking out the guesswork for customers attempting to recompile modules for new kernels. For veteran Linux users it also provides some advantages since a separate framework for driver drops will remove kernel releases as a blocking mechanism for distributing code. Instead, driver development should speed up as this separate module source tree will allow quicker testing cycles meaning better tested code can later be pushed back into the kernel at a more rapid pace. Its also nice for developers and maintainers as DKMS only requires a source tarball in conjunction with a small configuration file in order to function correctly.

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Bug tracker: yes
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There are no registered releases for the DKMS ⇒ trunk.

Download files from current release (2.8.1-5ubuntu2)

File Size SHA-256 Checksum
dkms_2.8.1.orig.tar.gz 101.5 KiB 751e5dbc30a8cda26e379ff1940a80183145e77dab60914f160e037086177513
dkms_2.8.1-5ubuntu2.debian.tar.xz 19.6 KiB ce5f181f7de088ff034f5322c0d8d2e350c93cfce803eeb4f9b0382dc4617456
dkms_2.8.1-5ubuntu2.dsc 1.9 KiB 565a9d1da4e24500bbe4e89eb45e8028df4849bccf402987852bdca671701fbe

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