New kernel branch for XO-1 and XO-1.5 development

david at david at
Fri Jul 10 01:05:43 EDT 2009

On Thu, 9 Jul 2009, Paul Fox wrote:

> david at wrote:
> >
> > part of the question is going to be what modules need to be installed.
> >
> > a generic fedora system installs modules for everything, but each module
> > wastes a partial page of ram, which can add up on a low memory system.
> >
> > you may want to include every USB driver as a module, or it may be worth
> > trimming down the list of modules with a method to add others as needed.
> >
> deepak and i were just talking about this yesterday.  we have it
> noted in a trac ticket that while we'd like to constrain the size
> of the default install, we'd like to make available a more
> complete set of modules that represent easily pluggable add-on
> devices (primarily USB devices:  serial, bluetooth, tablets,
> etc).  one could picture an add-on RPM or "extra-modules".
> unfortunately, no other (?) distro does this, so there's no
> convenient packaging format to piggy-back on.

the good news is that this should just be a matter of taking the files and 
putting them in different packages. there isn't any master list that you 
need to update to list what modules you have (unless you want to get 
fancy, you can leave the full list with the kernel, but just not put all 
of them on the filesystem)

David Lang

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