Kmods SIG quarterly report

Thursday , 1, July 2021 Leave a comment

Purpose

Packaging and maintaining kernel modules for CentOS Stream.

Membership Update

The SIG elected Peter Georg and Jonathan Billings as co-chairs.

No SIG members have been added since the SIG has been approved (June 9th).

New Packages

No packages have been released yet.

Health and Activity

The Kmods SIG has been approved recently. So far it has mainly been busy with bootup activities and establishing packaging guidelines.

Communication

Regular meetings are scheduled every two weeks (on even weeks) on Monday 1500 UTC in #centos-meeting. Everyone is welcome to join!

Roadmap Decisions

  • License restrictions: The SIG agreed to provide GPLv2 kernel modules only for now. Review by Red Hat Legal is required for each specific non-GPLv2 kernel module before it can be packaged.
  • Kernel module packaging: The SIG agreed to work on kmod packages only for now. Other approaches, e.g. dkms and akmods, might be added at a later time.

Open Issues

  • Package structure for kernel modules: The SIG is currently looking at how to structure packages for kernel modules. Anyone familiar with packaging kernel modules is very much welcome to contribute to this discussion.
  • Signing kernel modules: This requires collaboration and further discussion with Infra SIG. Especially about how to securely store a SIG specific key that can be used in CBS, but is not accessible by any unauthorized person.

Issues for the Board

We have no issues to bring to the board’s attention at this time.

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