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Hi all -
I'm doing the integration work for 3.17-rc1 and, as usual, there are a
ton of drivers that are typically only used for embedded devices.
Generally, I'd prefer to just disable them, but there are always a few
people who want to run openSUSE on things like tiny Atoms.
Do we want to consider moving uncommon drivers into something like
kernel-default-uncommon and save disk space on most every other
system? Of course, then there's also the concept of
kernel-default-base again, where it would probably contain typical
file systems (xfs/ext4/btrfs) and drivers for devices most commonly
offered by qemu-kvm. I understand it doesn't cover cases like device
assignment, but those are more advanced use cases in which the full
kernel-default package would be used.
The problem I'm looking to solve is "what would work well for several
major use cases?" I'd define those as typical desktop/server/notebook
hardware and KVM instances without device assignment. (Xen is a
different conversation since dom0 and domU have different requirements
WRT drivers.) The fallback for not fitting into one of the nice boxes
is just installing another package which uses as much disk space as
the old kernel package used to, so it's not a huge inconvenience.
OTOH, having multiple kernel sub-packages has been somewhat of a PITA
WRT updates and dependencies, so I thought I'd solicit opinions.
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