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Re: for ppc, include all modules in the core image

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: for ppc, include all modules in the core image
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:08:38 +0200
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On 16.10.2012 12:28, Paulo Flabiano Smorigo/Brazil/IBM wrote:

> Hi all!
> This patch implements the solution suggested by Gustavo Luiz Duarte
> <address@hidden>:
> Adding more modules to be built-in to the grub core ELF is easy. It is a
> parameter passed by grub2-install to grub2-mkimage. However, there is a
> downside
> on adding many modules to the core ELF: they are fully initialized in
> the grub's
> first stage. It means you could hit a bug on a module you don't need and
> end up
> with a non-bootable system.
> Another downside is that you wouldn't get updates for these built-in
> modules, as
> updating the grub2 package only updates the modules residing in /boot
> and not
> the grub core ELF in the PReP partition.
> A proper solution would be to add to grub the ability of having built-in
> *inactive* modules which would be loaded and initialized only on demand
> (i.e.
> explicitly calling the insmod command).

This is what memdisk does (i.a.). Why do you need anything else?

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Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

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