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Re: Kernel modules in initrd

From: ng0
Subject: Re: Kernel modules in initrd
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:28:12 +0000

Ludovic Courtès transcribed 0.8K bytes:
> Hello,
> Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> skribis:
> > To make this easier, I think the right approach is to include many
> > modules like these to our installation image initrd, and then to
> > automatically detect which modules are needed for booting.  A future
> > easy installer could automatically add those modules to the OS config,
> > but in the meantime we could simply print a message recommending that
> > the user should add the needed modules to their initrd config.
> FWIW I have code that I was planning to polish and submit (hopefully
> next week) that determines modules needed for a particular device by
> walking /sys.  In addition, I thought we could make the initrd module
> list a first class field of ‘operating-system’.  With these two pieces,
> ‘guix system’ should be able to warn when a module is missing.
> Ludo’.

I'm willing to test those, it's probably less time consuming than figuring out
the corretc modules the Hetzner CLoud instance needs.
ng0 :: |

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