You have been subscribed to a public bug: Some drivers in Ubuntu are built as kernel built-in components, not allowing some module interesting features like blacklist on boot command-line or module removal/replacement. Also, modules has debug advantages compared to built-in kernel components, like the possibility to easy build custom-debug modules against kernel tree and replace them using modprobe on running system.
This feature is a request to Canonical move some currently built-in drivers to module build system on Power platform, by changing the kernel config file. The drivers in question are: tg3, virtio-blk and virtio-net. The kernel config file parameters related to those 3 drivers are: CONFIG_TIGON3, CONFIG_VIRTIO_BLK and CONFIG_VIRTIO_NET. They all are currently set as "=y"; we're requesting a change to "=m". Thanks in advance, Guilherme ** Affects: linux (Ubuntu) Importance: Undecided Assignee: Taco Screen team (taco-screen-team) Status: New ** Tags: architecture-ppc64le bugnameltc-147981 severity-high targetmilestone-inin1704 -- Move some device drivers build from kernel built-in to modules https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1637303 You received this bug notification because you are a member of Kernel Packages, which is subscribed to linux in Ubuntu. -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp