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If akmods run the compile processes in background, is there a better way to ensure the processes have finished, rather than waiting some time and hoping it was enough? Grep the process list perhaps?
Possibly not. Once the akmods command ends (while running in the foreground) the kmod package has already been installed. I suggested that for additional insurance.
Note that on the initial install of akmod-nvidia the fact that akmods is still performing the background compile after the install is complete and a prompt reboot without waiting does interfere with the compile and install of the kmod-nvidia-$(uname -r) package.