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Re: Loading modules built using linux-module-build-system

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Loading modules built using linux-module-build-system
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:35:32 +0100
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Danny Milosavljevic <address@hidden> skribis:

>> Thinking more about it, what about handling the union/profile thing in
>> ‘operating-system-directory-base-entries’?  We could still use
>> ‘profile-derivation’ with the hook you wrote, but we’d be able to keep
>> that here instead of adding it to (guix profiles).
> Should we just change out the "kernel" entry to be the union?  After all,
> that's what actually happens at runtime as far as the Linux kernel is
> concerned.

Yes, that sounds good.

>> Also, if we take that route, we would probably need a
>> ‘linux-module-packages’ field in <operating-system>.
> Or make the `kernel` field a list, including linux-libre ;-)

Rather than a list, we could have a ‘make-linux-libre-union’ procedure
returning a <package>, so that we preserve consistent typing.

That is, people could write:

  (kernel linux-libre)


  (kernel (make-linux-libre-union linux-libre some-package))



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