Comment 7 for bug 1532198

Seth Arnold (seth-arnold) wrote :

Can someone describe what exactly from spl-linux is needed in main?

- spl provides a splat test-driver, users shouldn't need this, and we're not interested in supporting arbitrary testing platforms

- spl-dkms provides an infrastructure to build spl.ko on end-user systems, but this module should be provided by linux-image-* packages.

- spl-dkms provides an infrastructure to build splat.ko on end-user systems. This module should not be used except for testing. (splat.ko is also provided by linux-image-* but this feels like a mistake.)

I have a feeling this is an atavism.

Thanks