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Re: Kernel modules in initrd

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Kernel modules in initrd
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 16:04:01 +0100
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ng0 <address@hidden> skribis:

> 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.

I’ve posted the patch series here:

Feedback welcome!


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