Intel Xeon Phi (KNC) MPSS 3.8.4 modules for CentOS 7.5

The latest version (as of July 5th 2018) of the MPSS software stack for the first generation Intel Xeon Phi (aka KNC) is 3.8.4. Unfortunately, this version of the mpss stack does not support the newest RHEL/CentOS 7 kernel 3.10.0-862. I've grabbed the mpss-modules-3.8.4 source tarball and patched it, so that it can be compiled for a 3.10.0-862 kernel. The resulting RPM and Source RPM (SRPM) can be found here:


You can install or upgrade the mpss-modules file using
  rpm -ivh
Normally, a weak-updates link is created when a module is installed, e.g.
  $ ls -al /lib/modules/3.10.0-862.6.3.el7.x86_64/weak-updates/
  total 4
  drwxr-xr-x 2 root root   20 Jul  5 16:58 .
  drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Jul  5 16:58 ..
  lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   47 Jul  5 16:58 mic.ko -> /lib/modules/3.10.0-862.el7.x86_64/extra/mic.ko
This link is needed for the existing kernel to find the mic.ko file. If the module cannot be found after installing the mpss-modules RPM then you can simply create it yourself, or re-install the kernel RPM.
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