FS#76181 - [linux][linux-zen]Request to enable dell_rbu module

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Tomasz Cebula (tomaszc) - Wednesday, 12 October 2022, 17:25 GMT
Last edited by Buggy McBugFace (bugbot) - Saturday, 25 November 2023, 20:23 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
David Runge (dvzrv)
Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No



On the standard kernel and the ZEN kernel, the dell_rbu module is not included.

# zcat /proc/config.gz | grep CONFIG_DELL_RBU
# CONFIG_DELL_RBU is not set

It is required to run BIOS updates and iDRAC (for servers). I am using an ArchLinux image to update BIOS and iDRAC on Dell servers and currently with every kernel update I have to build the module manually.
Are there any contraindications to enable building this module?

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Closed by  Buggy McBugFace (bugbot)
Saturday, 25 November 2023, 20:23 GMT
Reason for closing:  Moved
Additional comments about closing:  https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/p ackaging/packages/linux/issues/12
Comment by Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) - Thursday, 13 October 2022, 07:05 GMT
It was disabled as part of  FS#62432 
Comment by Tomasz Cebula (tomaszc) - Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 08:58 GMT
Maybe currently this will no longer be an problem?

I checked the latest versions of Ubuntu and Debian and both have this module compiled and the option from the above bug enabled:


Checked on:

Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS (Live) - Linux 5.15.0
Debian 11.5.0 - Linux 5.10.0