Kernel package and modules
andy at openmoko.com
Tue Aug 5 10:05:21 CEST 2008
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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
| Andy, by the way, how urgent is that functionality actually ? It
| doesn't look like anything ASU or FSO would need. If it's only a
| fringe interest, it may be better to just stick with having only
| EoUSB in the regular config, and solve this properly at a later time.
Moving Ethernet over USB into a module exposed existing problems that
need solving anyway. We did not take care about module versioning, and
we should deprecate monolithic kernel -only updates (ie, DFU) for normal
use if we use modules at all.
What we are better doing is attacking these real problems rather than
retreating. For example, someone suggested again having a backup
kernel... we allocated 8MByte of space in the kernel partition and can
easily fit a "no modules" kernel at the end of it.
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