[aur-general] Gzipped kernel modules

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Mar 11 11:37:52 EST 2011

Am 11.03.2011 16:55, schrieb Thomas S Hatch:
> On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 5:50 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org>wrote:
>> Am 11.03.2011 00:45, schrieb Thomas S Hatch:
>>> Wait, you are saying that insmod will load gzipped mods if compiled
>>> differently?
>> No. depmod, modinfo and modprobe can do it, insmod can't.
> Thanks!
> Unfortunately I had to fix it with a dirty, dirty hack, and I will have to
> write a substantial patch to libguestfs to fix it upstream, but at least it
> works.
> Check out my horrid hack:
> https://github.com/thatch45/archpkgs/blob/master/libguestfs/libguestfs.install
> While this works, I am open to suggestions :) I also think that this script
> probably explains my conundrum better.

It looks like it is much easier to teach insmod gzip. If I see this
right, it is actually trivial, although I did not try. module-init-tools
didn't have a git commit for 9 months, so I don't know how fast they
would accept a patch.

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