Kernel package and modules

Graeme Gregory graeme at
Tue Aug 5 09:38:22 CEST 2008

On Tue, 5 Aug 2008 04:23:28 -0300
Werner Almesberger <werner at> wrote:

> Andy Green wrote:
> > It's viable, AIUI it is what we have done :-)
> That's cheating - we know that all your data lives on SD anyway ;-)
> > In this thread Graeme explained:
> Hmm, I'm not sure what is OE and what is opkg here. OE determines
> what gets built while opkg determines what gets installed. I thought
> he was talking about OE, so there it would make perfect sense if a
> new kernel caused all modules up be updated. But that doesn't mean
> that also all of them should be installed.
> Let's wait for some clarification on this.
I changed GTA02 yesterday to install all modules built.

This uses 5.6M of storage (uncompressed no idea how to get the
compressed size out of jffs2)

I guess Werner made a valid point, do we need them all to be modules. I
know now I stopped debugging it I'm happy for sound to join monolithic
kernel. I guess some of the file-systems can as well.

This change if on branch, ASU guys will have to
decide if its a change they want to cherry pick.


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