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Re: [atomic-devel] kernel modules present on Fedora Atomic Host

On 4 March 2016 at 07:17, Colin Walters <walters verbum org> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 1, 2016, at 12:17 PM, Giuseppe Scrivano wrote:
>> Hi,
>> has anyone looked before into the kernel modules we are shipping with
>> Fedora Atomic Host and is there any plan on removing modules that are
>> not needed?
>> For example, removing the following ones could help to reduce (slightly)
>> the image size:
> There was an effort to split the kernel:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Modular_Kernel_Packaging_for_Cloud
> This is yet a different case though.  I'm not sure how well the modular
> kernel really worked anyways due to the spectrum of use cases (e.g.
> in some cases you might have a cloud image that wants to drive a GPU
> that's available via passthrough...)
> Basically I'd say in order to do this we'd have to move to deployment-specific
> images.  For example, we know in a virt environment we could drop a lot
> of the drivers.
> Dropping out sound cards is something that would cross all of the deployment
> targets, but I'm uncertain about the win vs maintenance.

It's also worth remembering there are folks experimenting with
Atomic-for-workstations, so it would probably be a good thing to wait
until https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Workstation/AtomicWorkstation
trees were available before dropping client-only drivers from the main
Atomic Host trees.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan gmail com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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