blktap-dkms - Xen API blktap kernel component DKMS package

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name blktap-dkms
Package version 2.0.93
Package release 0.3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 98 B
Download size 17.71 KB
Official Mirror
The Xen Cloud Platform (XCP) is an open source enterprise-ready server
virtualization and cloud computing platform, delivering the Xen Hypervisor
with support for a range of guest operating systems. This package is part
of it. It implements the userland part of the blktap driver.
Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) is a file format standard which maps logical hard disk
contents to a physical disk image format, which can then be more efficiently
stored in a variety of different storage types, such as file systems or
logical volumes.
VHDs are container files storing block metadata alongside a virtual disk's
contents, in a single disk image. The metadata enables advanced storage
backend capabilities, such as thin provisioning, disk image snapshotting, and
coalescing of differencing disks.
Libvhd is a library to access VHD format metadata. It provides disk image
initialization, inspection and manipulation to both VHD user utilities and
the VHD disk driver in Blktap.
This package contains the source for the blktap kernel module. It
includes DKMS support so that installation of this package will
result in a working blktap kernel module.


Package Version Architecture Repository
blktap-dkms_2.0.93-0.3_i386.deb 2.0.93 i386 Debian Main
blktap-dkms - - -


Name Value
dkms >=
libc6-dev -
linux-libc-dev -


Type URL
Binary Package blktap-dkms_2.0.93-0.3_amd64.deb
Source Package blktap-dkms

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install blktap-dkms deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install blktap-dkms




2014-05-23 - Bob Ball <>
blktap-dkms (2.0.93-0.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add patch for compatability with kernel 3.14+
* Closes: #748953
2014-04-27 - Evgeni Golov <>
blktap-dkms (2.0.93-0.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add patch from upstream to support Linux kernels >= 3.7.
Closes: #742515
2013-11-18 - Ben Hutchings <>
blktap-dkms (2.0.93-0.1) unstable; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload.
* copyright: Update details for new upstream maintainer
* New upstream release
- Fix compatibility with Linux 3.4+ (Closes: #717157)
* Remove dependency on obsolete linux-headers packages (Closes: #728266)
2013-03-22 - Thomas Goirand <>
blktap-dkms (2.0.91-3) experimental; urgency=low
* Uploading to experimental during the freeze.
* Conditionally depends on linux-header (Ubuntu guys don't need it).
* Added patch for compatibility with kernel 3.7+.
2012-11-29 - Thomas Goirand <>
blktap-dkms (2.0.91-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixes unowned files after purge (policy 6.8, 10.8) in
/lib/modules/$KVERS/kernel/, thanks to Andreas Beckmann <>
for the report and fix (Closes: #694429).
2011-12-10 - Thomas Goirand <>
blktap-dkms (2.0.91-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release fixing:
-  We weren't including <linux/module.h> explicitly, and presumably something
has changed meaning that it doesn't get included transitively from something
else. Fix this by including it in blktap.h
2011-11-04 - Thomas Goirand <>
blktap-dkms (2.0.90-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #648691)

See Also

Package Description
blktap-utils_2.0.90-3_amd64.deb utilities to work with VHD disk images files
blktool_4-6.1_amd64.deb tune low-level block device parameters
blktrace_1.0.5-1+deb8u1_amd64.deb utilities for block layer IO tracing
blobandconquer-data_1.11-dfsg+20-1_all.deb 3D platform shooting game -- data files
blobandconquer_1.11-dfsg+20-1_amd64.deb 3D platform shooting game
blobby-data_1.0-1_all.deb Volleyball game with blobs (data files)
blobby-server_1.0-1_amd64.deb Volleyball game with blobs (server)
blobby_1.0-1_amd64.deb Volleyball game with blobs
bloboats_1.0.2+dfsg-1_amd64.deb Boat racing game
blobwars-data_1.19-2_all.deb platform shooting game
blobwars_1.19-2_amd64.deb platform shooting game
blockattack_1.4.1+ds1-2.1+b2_amd64.deb puzzle game inspired by Tetris
blockfinder_3.14159-1_all.deb enumerates network information for countries
blockout2_2.4+dfsg1-7_amd64.deb Tetris like game (3D-tetris)
blocks-of-the-undead-data_1.0-5_all.deb Tetris Attack clone with spooky undertones - data files