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

drago01 drago01 at
Wed Oct 17 15:38:55 UTC 2012

On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM, Matthew Miller
<mattdm at> wrote:
> 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,

it is a mess.

> but the only way we're going to get to a
> reasonably-small minimal image,

not true.

> so if that's important (and I believe it
> is),

I believe it isn't.

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