xz-compressed kernel modules

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Wed May 21 19:43:43 UTC 2014

Rawhide has xz-compressed kernel modules.  I think this is a good
thing as it saves a lot of disk space in VMs.

It did however necessitate a change in supermin (used by libguestfs).
Upstream already supported xz-compressed modules -- the patch was
contributed by Arch Linux which has been using them for a long time.
However it was not turned on in Fedora because it needs a statically
linked liblzma (we're building a tiny, static init to bootstrap a VM).

So I've taken co-maint of xz and added the xz-static subpackage.
[Discussion: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=547011 ]

I've added this to Rawhide.

It's waiting in updates-testing for F20, and could do with some
testing and karma:

I've not done anything for F19.  Please let me know if xz-compressed
modules will be turned on there.


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