[Pkg-zfsonlinux-devel] Kernel image and OOT auto builder environment (Was: Using out of tree modules in d-i)?

Turbo Fredriksson turbo at bayour.com
Fri May 24 19:08:01 UTC 2013

On May 24, 2013, at 8:54 PM, Aron Xu wrote:

>>> What I can think of is to do the trick in d-i, since it already has
>>> the ability to retrieve and load udeb on the fly, and even prompt
>>> users for missing firmware.
>> Maybe even build them using dkms? I saw that you can make d-i build
>> all packages... So adding a extra hook or something that sees that this
>> is a OOT module, then get it's dkms package, build (to a .deb/.udeb
>> which I have patches sent upstream for) it and use that...
> It could be possible, but I don't think building it is acceptable,
> because it means you must pull in everything of build-essential to the
> d-i image, which is useless for most other people when they run d-i.

Ah, ok then I think I know what you mean. I thought you meant when the
d-i image is built...

But how does this help keeping 'the current kernel' and the OOT's up-to-date?

From what I think I understand of you proposal, the user. Which means we
can't offer 'whatever-support-the-OOT-provides' globally in our install
images. It would be up to the user to make sure that this is available.

I was kind'a hoping we could do this as an organization and provide this
for our users, instead of putting it to them to make it available for

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