[aur-general] Gzipped kernel modules

Thomas S Hatch thatch45 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 12:04:36 EST 2011

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 9:59 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org>wrote:

> Am 11.03.2011 17:41, schrieb Thomas S Hatch:
> >> 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.
> >>
> >>
> > Yes, that would make it easier, then the fix to libguestfs is very
> menial. I
> > might look into it
> >
> The file zlibsupport.h offers three functions. One of them is duplicated
> in insmod.c, but apparently without zlib support. Looking there might be
> a good start.
> However, I don't get why you need to use insmod in the first place, and
> why the order in which you load modules is of any concern.
I am not sure exactly why I need insmod either, but the libguestfs devs use
it for the specialized vm (I really need to write the wiki article on this,
it is very cool).

But I will look into it, thanks again!

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