[arch-dev-public] [mkinitcpio][RFC] a better fallback image?

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Wed Jul 25 19:13:44 EDT 2012

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:17 AM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
>> > As an alternative/addition, which has also been brought up before, why
>> > don't we build in the most basic of modules? I'll bet we can cover at
>> > least 50% of the use cases by picking some choice pata/sata modules
>> > (e.g. ahci, ata_piix, pata_jmicron, sd_mod, ext4) and compiling them in
>> > staticly. It, of course, doesn't cover folks with non-trivial setups,
>> > but it provides a bulletproof bootstrap for a lot of people.
>> I really think this would be a good idea. I wanted to make some
>> additions to pierres pkgstats stuff so we could have an idea of how
>> large percentage of our users would be covered by the modules you
>> propose. I expect the vast majority would.
> Sure. I'd love to see the running kernel version and the first column of
> /proc/modules submitted with pkgstats. If we were to reset the global
> stats (or just reset the epoch) and make a concerted effort to have
> people submit (news post, social media, allan's blog, etc) I'll bet we
> could gather some good usage stats from -ARCH kernel consumers in a
> fairly short timeframe.

Pierre: would something like the attached patch make sense for pkgstats?


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