modules, firmware, kernel size (was Re: systemd requires HTTP server and serves QR codes)

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Wed Oct 17 14:51:12 UTC 2012

On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 10:47:34AM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
>> If you're suggesting 1, I'd be really really opposed to that.  It would
>> make packaging in kernel.spec even more of a nightmare than it already
>> is.
> Both - if people want firmware packages split out of linux-firmware, it
> doesn't make sense unless the drivers (similar in size) are also split,
> and if you were to do so, you'd need to start adding the driver -> firmware
> package dependency mapping. 

Basically: it's hard, but the only way we're going to get to a
reasonably-small minimal image, so if that's important (and I believe it
is), it's something Fedora should invest resources in.

Matthew Miller  ☁☁☁  Fedora Cloud Architect  ☁☁☁  <mattdm at>

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