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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.
Stefan Seyfried

"Dispatch war rocket Ajax to bring back his body!"
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