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Re: [opensuse-kernel] preload-kmp madness
Am Thu, 30 Jun 2011 06:30:29 -0700
schrieb Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxx>:

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 01:48:12PM +0200, Stefan Seyfried wrote:
And of course one important question then is: "why is it not built
alongside the kernel but instead as an KMP?"

Because not everyone wants/needs it, so it will not be part of the
"main" kernel package.

It's 128kb wasted disk space. And in return for that waste, no update
problems anymore. Sounds like a fair deal.

(The best thing to do is actually "zypper rm '*preload*'" that fixes all
those problems instantly).

See, you don't want it, so if you had it in the kernel package, it would
be harder to get rid of :)

Well, I still can uninstall the preload package, the kernel module won't
hurt me then.

That would be a valid argument if the kernel was a lean package, but it is
a "everything in one package" BLOB anyway, so the additional module will
not change anything.

It would definitely make life much easier for people struggling with
kernel updates right now.
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Stefan Seyfried

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