Modular Kernel Packaging for Cloud

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Thu Mar 6 18:43:06 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 06, 2014 at 01:10:46PM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > I think Josh is mostly there.  He has 58MB + 5M vmlinuz + <similar?>
> > firmwre.
> Firmware is owned by linux-firmware, not the kernel package.  I didn't
> include it in my kernel numbers for that reason.

Currently, this is required by the kernel for pre but not at runtime. (I
guess /bin/kernel-install ends up putting things into the initramfs.) Is
there any easy way to do that differently and any win from it?

> > Instead of competing with Ubuntu on minimalist can we compete on pretty
> > close but a lot more flexible?  Do Ubuntu users have much choice on how
> > they configure their environment?  Or is Fedora Cloud providing a generic
> > cookie cutter installation?
> Right, I kind of like that we'd have a smaller core package that is
> still broadly useful.


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

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