#7113 NORM 8.2.0 (: Enable modular USB in our kernels.

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Sun Jun 22 16:18:41 EDT 2008

#7113: Enable modular USB in our kernels.
  Reporter:  cjb     |       Owner:  dsaxena             
      Type:  defect  |      Status:  closed              
  Priority:  normal  |   Milestone:  8.2.0 (was Update.2)
 Component:  kernel  |     Version:  Update.1            
Resolution:  fixed   |    Keywords:  Update8.2           
  Verified:  0       |    Blocking:                      
 Blockedby:          |  

Comment(by dsaxena):

 Replying to [comment:15 dilinger]:
 > Replying to [comment:14 dsaxena]:
 > >
 > > This change will only appear on testing kernels and since the latest
 olpcrd code is already doing a modprobe, this shouldn't impact many
 people. Anyone updating from a stable .22 to .26 will have to rebuild an
 initrd anyways. Anyone updating from a kernel before this commit to a new
 one will have to do so too, but I imagine that to be smaller number of
 users who are developer types anyways and can probably do this to module
 in there. (If not, send them my way...)
 > >
 > Not true.  I've done a number of upgrades from 2.6.22 to 2.6.2[56]
 without ever regenerating my initrd.
 > This is going to break things for people in unexpected ways ("hey, i
 upgraded the kernel rpm to test $foo and now the machine no longer boots
 for me!"), and the benefits are not clear to me (we're going to _possibly_
 save some suspend/resume time by disabling functionality?   ).

 Where I'm coming from is the folks who are updating to random kernel RPMs
 either a) are developer types who can deal with this, b) can grab someone
 like me, you, Scott, etc to help them out by pointing them to an initrd
 they can use, or c) have been told by one of kernel developers to install
 a given RPM, in which case we should provide them an initrd to go with it.

 That being said, I will make #7317 a higher priority and work with Scott
 to pull the initrd into the kernel RPM build for 8.2.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/7113#comment:18>
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