Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ubuntu DKMS Presentation

At the Ubuntu Kernel Sprint in Lexington, Mass. this week, I did a presentation on how to create a simple package which utilizes DKMS. For those that don't know, DKMS is a distribution agnostic way to deliver driver source that is not prone to breakage when the kernel ABI changes.

When a new kernel is installed or booted, the driver is actually rebuilt against it automatically.

This is a 20 minute presentation, complete with an example package. There is a video of the talk in OGG format. It will be uploaded to the Ubuntu Dev video channel soon (in case you don't want the 1.4G file I have).

Have fun, and please don't hesitate to ask any questions.

NOTE: I am in the process of uploading the ogg, so be patient:

-rw-r--r-- 1 bcollins bcollins 1444484439 2008-07-16 15:29 dkms-presentation.ogg
94a9c16c6fdb2593a19737ae6f7b9aac dkms-presentation.ogg

UPDATE: Here's a smaller file. I hope the quality is good enough to read the projector:

-rw-r--r-- 1 bcollins bcollins 246894559 2008-07-17 12:48 dkms-presentation-small.ogg
61248c1baf4f708e3b040361e977eee0 dkms-presentation-small.ogg

1 comment:

  1. Hey Ben,

    Thank you for the nice presentation. May I upload it to a video sharing site? Will it be a problem