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FS#72756 - [linux] Provide KSMBD-MODULE

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Opened by Rolf van Kleef (rhbvkleef) - Monday, 15 November 2021, 10:58 GMT
Last edited by Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) - Thursday, 04 August 2022, 20:46 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Kernel
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 7
Private No



With the advent of Linux kernel 5.15, it provides ksmbd functionality (and is, as far as I can see, enabled on `linux 5.15.2.arch1-1`). Like with other recently mainlined modules, the kernel package should register a provides so that we can install packages that depend on such modules. In the case of ksmbd, this would be named `KSMBD-MODULE`. In the other two cases where modules were provided by the `linux` package in this way (namely with `VIRTUALBOX-GUEST-MODULES`, and `WIREGUARD-MODULE`), it was because another package shipped those modules in the managed package repositories. This is not the case for ksmbd, where only a dkms module shipped in the AUR, so I guess that the case is slightly different in this instance.

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Closed by  Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Thursday, 04 August 2022, 20:46 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  Added in trunk, pending next release.
Comment by Oleksandr Natalenko (post-factum) - Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 10:01 GMT
Yes please, and also consider pulling `ksmbd-tools` from AUR.