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[bug#55231] [PATCH v3 2/2] doc: ‘initrd-modules’ will search ‘kernel-loa

From: Brian Cully
Subject: [bug#55231] [PATCH v3 2/2] doc: ‘initrd-modules’ will search ‘kernel-loadable-modules’.
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2022 16:43:33 -0400
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and because the defense for not considering the ZFS license to be a problem consists of the ZFS module not being distributed in binary form, whereas this suggestion would in some situations cause it to be
distributed in binary form.

If you have another example, I'll put it in instead. I used this one, because I know this one works, and that's all.

That said, I'm not sure how this would cause the module to be distributed as a binary. In order for it to be added to the initrd, it will still need to built using the DKMS mechanism, and thus compiled on (or at least for) the target Guix installation.

If the complaint is that one could generate a USB stick, or some such, with ZFS in the initrd, then yes, that's possible. But that's also possible by using the existing ‘kernel-loadable-modules’ mechanism to generate an image with ‘guix system image’ and distributing that. I don't think it's our job to try and prevent such things, since, even if desirable, it's not really feasible.

If the complaint is merely that it's in the documentation, then ok, I'll change it to whatever module you want.


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