Kernel package and modules

Graeme Gregory graeme at
Mon Aug 4 10:32:52 CEST 2008

On Mon, 04 Aug 2008 09:26:52 +0100
Andy Green <andy at> wrote:

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> Hi -
> The combination of us moving some important functionality to a module,
> and the finegrained module packaging we currently use have made a
> problem for users.
> I would like to propose we radically simplify how we deal with
> modules, simply by pushing all the ones we create into the main
> kernel package. This has one disadvantage, size on storage, but
> critical advantages like guaranteeing you won't lack a module package
> and definitely the module packages will be the correct version for
> the monolithic kernel.  Nor do most users want to be involved in
> packaging decisions down to the extent of individual modules,
> especially when they don't have anything that lists them as a
> Considering we have 256MB / compressed by default I don't think the
> size drawback is really an issue.
> What do the folks who handle this packaging think about this proposal?
Or we could just RRECOMEND kernel-modules which will drag in all
modules. See we are ahead.


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