Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Adding New Kernel Modules

Building a kernel module that is not yet included in the los-kernel-extras package is a two step process. First you need to create a source package for it. Then you need to add a build directory to the los-kernel-extras package. If you are lucky, the source will already be available as a debian package. You might search for this at | Debian or | Ubuntu package servers. We will use the example of fuse, a kernel module that implements user space file systems. As of right now, fuse-source version 2.5.3-2.1 is available in Debian unstable (sid), so we will use that. We put these lines in our sources list....

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