On Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 10:58 AM, Roderick Johnstone <rmj(a)ast.cam.ac.uk>
On 23/07/15 15:36, Richard Shaw wrote:
> Oh, but wait, kernels get installed, not upgraded, so I see your point
> except that on my systems I do seem to have kernel-devel for each kernel
> thats installed and I only installed kernel-devel once. Maybe though this
> is a yum/dnf behaviour change - I use yum-deprecated rather than dnf for
> nightly updates.
That's likely the issue. I thought the same as well but noticed I only have
one kernel-devel package installed (and it wasn't even the latest one!) dnf
still needs some polishing for sure!
Ok, now that that's covered I have a crazy idea... For systemd
type "oneshot" which the akmod service is, you can have multiple
> ExecStart= directives. Why couldn't we have two, something like:
> ExecStart=/usr/sbin/akmods --from-init
> ExecStart=-/usr/sbin/modprobe nvidia
> Anything know why that wouldn't work? That should fix the problem with
> building modules on startup.
That might be ok but I don't know enough about systemd to know if the two
ExecStart lines are run synchronously. Maybe you need the --force as well
on the akmods line?
No, with oneshot+multiple ExecStart's they are run in order, the first one
must exit (and exit cleanly) before the next one is executed.
I'm not sure if you noticed that I moved the "-" at the beginning. This
tells systemd to treat it like it succeeds even if it fails (non-zero
exit). Since there's no point in running modpobe if akmods failed i moved
it to the modprobe line.
I don't want to use --force in case there's a real problem with building
the rpms, but I altered the akmods script (I hope correctly) to not treat
failure to install a permanent failure so it should try again the next time
akmods is run.
Later...I just tested it and it worked!
Good to hear! Anyone want to try a testing package? I don't want to build
an official package yet because we still don't have bodhi for updates so
there's no way to stop it from being pushed to stable without a direct
email to a human.