[Pkg-zfsonlinux-devel] Using out of tree modules in d-i?

Ben Hutchings ben at decadent.org.uk
Wed May 22 18:44:48 UTC 2013

On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 05:16:39PM +0200, Turbo Fredriksson wrote:
> On May 22, 2013, at 3:52 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > Linux has plenty of fine filesystems to choose from already, so this is
> > not a must-have.
> Ohhh, ouch! But I'm not going to bite... :)
> > Also, there are questions as to whether it would be legal.
> Legal as in CDDL clashes with GPL you mean?
> I've heard that to. It would be nice to hear, once and for all
> if this is the case or not...

That's not how legal systems work, though.

> >> The kernel team would endorse the use of dkms as a way for out-of-tree
> >> module maintainers to get their modules auto-built.
> > 
> > Doesn't work for d-i, of course.
> So what you're saying, in short, is that we can forget about it?

No, I'm just pointing out the obvious: installation support for ZoL is
going to be a case where the general recommendation for OOT module
packaging doesn't work.


Ben Hutchings
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