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Re: [F17-BRANCH] load modules needed by Anaconda (#804522)

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 02:49:49PM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> David Cantrell (dcantrell redhat com) said: 
> > On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 10:19:31AM -0400, Chris Lumens wrote:
> > > > Anaconda expects a minimum set of modules to be loaded, things
> > > > like raid1, etc.
> > > > 
> > > > NOTE: Tested by appending to initrd of Beta RC2
> > > 
> > > Yep, we did this back in the bad old days of loader.  I guess we do need
> > > to keep doing it.
> > 
> > Out of curiosity, is there any reason the kernel couldn't just be building
> > those directly in to the kernel image these days?  Seems silly to add this
> > thing to dracut to make sure we always load these modules.  Just put them in
> > the kernel image if everyone needs them, right?
> Does it need done in dracut? This could be done with a /lib/modules-load.d
> systemd file (which would take effect on systems where anaconda is installed
> at runtime, though.)

dlehman has a plan to move some of these (things like raid) into
anaconda's storage module, but that won't happen for F17. We don't want
to build them all into the kernel since many users won't need them after
they install.

Brian C. Lane | Anaconda Team | IRC: bcl #anaconda | Port Orchard, WA (PST8PDT)

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