By: Ann Davis

August 22, 2016 1:09 pm

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Using SLES and the SLE SDK to Build a Kernel Module Package (KMP)

As discussed in the previous “SUSE SolidDriver Program” blog, using external kernel modules (kernel modules that were built separately from the kernel) can introduce some reliability and updatability problems. Providing external modules via specially-formatted kernel module packages (KMPs) can reduce these problems. This article will explain how to use SLES 12 SP1 to build …

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By: Ann Davis

July 5, 2016 8:59 am

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SUSE SolidDriver Program

The SUSE SolidDriver Program is a key SUSE offering… in fact, the SUSE Linux Enterprise roadmap presentation includes a “SolidDriver Program” slide.  But what exactly is the SolidDriver Program?  How does it benefit customers?  How do partners join it?  This SUSE Conversation will try to provide some high-level answers to these questions.  More in-depth information […]

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By: Ann Davis

November 4, 2009 11:21 am

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Using the OpenSUSE Build Service to Create and Distribute Kernel Module Packages

Ann Davis explains how to use OBS to build KMPs for the Code 11 SUSE Linux distributions.

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By: Ann Davis

June 27, 2008 5:00 pm

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Developing Software Products for SUSE Linux: Kernel-space Considerations

Since system software often needs to interact closely with the underlying operating system, Linux system software products may contain kernel modules as well as user-space libraries and executables. It is particularly important that these kernel modules be reliable and robust: unlike user-space binaries, kernel modules can compromise operating system stability.

The concerns discussed in this paper apply regardless of the Linux distributions an ISV wishes to support. However, suggested solutions may be distribution-specific. This document endeavors to highlight the basic issues, briefly describe various approaches, and provide direction for ISVs targeting SUSE Linux platforms.

This document is intended for developers of kernel-space software products for SUSE Linux Code 10-based operating systems (SUSE Linux 10.x, SUSE Linux Enterprise).

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