Modular Kernel Packaging for Cloud

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Thu Mar 6 16:18:25 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 06, 2014 at 10:33:47AM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> Right.  When I said I had kernel-core and kernel-drivers, I wasn't
> being theoretical.  I already did the work in the spec file to split
> it into kernel-core and kernel-drivers.  The kernel package becomes a
> metapackage that requires the other two, so that existing installs and
> anaconda don't have to change (assuming I did thinks correctly).
> Cloud can just specify kernel-core in the kickstart or whatever.

Does yum's kernel-handling magic need to change to handle this? Probably you
have already thought of that.

> I think that's a reasonable start, and it's a significant reduction.
> Beyond that, we get into much less reduced savings and having to move
> stuff around on a finer level.  For the curious, I uploaded the module
> list here:

+1 to getting the low-hanging fruit and not worrying too much about the
stuff up on the hard to reach branches.

Matthew Miller    --   Fedora Project    --    <mattdm at>

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