[Buildroot] [PATCH] package/openrc: needs kmod

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Sat Feb 29 09:38:59 UTC 2020


On 2020-02-28 18:47 -0300, Carlos Santos spake thusly:
> On Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 5:26 PM Yann E. MORIN <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr> wrote:
> >
> > openrc provides scritps that have been written for the big-gun kmod, and
> > so use options unknown to the biusybox' provided applets:
> >
> >   - Busybox modprobe does not have a "--first-time" option,
> >   - the "--verbose" option is just "-v",
> >   - the "--use-blacklist" option is just "-b". Also blacklist support is
> >     not selected in our default busybox configuration.
> >
> > One of two options, is to "fix" or "adapt" openrc's scripts to busybox,
> > which means for the openrc package to go peek into files from the
> > busybox package, which is not nice, and can't work because that is not
> > available by the time we scan our Makefiles.
> >
> > The other option, which this patch implements, is to just add a
> > dependency onto kmod and its tools.
> >
> > Reported-by: Carlos Santos <unixmania at gmail.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Yann E. MORIN <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>
> > Cc: Peter Korsgaard <peter at korsgaard.com>
> > Cc: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com>
> > ---
> >  package/openrc/Config.in | 3 +++
> >  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/package/openrc/Config.in b/package/openrc/Config.in
> > index 796858f404..4691be63a2 100644
> > --- a/package/openrc/Config.in
> > +++ b/package/openrc/Config.in
> > @@ -3,6 +3,9 @@ config BR2_PACKAGE_OPENRC
> >         depends on BR2_USE_MMU # fork()
> >         depends on !BR2_STATIC_LIBS
> >         depends on BR2_INIT_OPENRC
> > +       select BR2_PACKAGE_BUSYBOX_SHOW_OTHERS # kmod tools
> > +       select BR2_PACKAGE_KMOD # runtime
> > +       select BR2_PACKAGE_KMOD_TOOLS # runtime
> >         select BR2_PACKAGE_NCURSES
> >         help
> >           Init that works on top of pid 1 (for example
> > --
> > 2.20.1
> >
> 
> What about doing the opposite?
> 
> 1. Always patch openrc to support busybox.' modprobe.

That is akin to a feature patch, so should have to be done upstream
first. Otherwise, we'd have to endlessly maintain that patch...

> 2. In busybox, select modprobe+blacklist if openrc is selected but
> kmod tools are not selected.

Or just tweak our default busybox config to enable modprobe + blacklist
and be done with that. And we don't care about kmod being enabled or
not, because kmod will always win against busybox in any case.

> This would be cleaner and seems to be reasonable, since busybox
> already sets several configurations based on the selection of other
> packages.

The only one that is dependent on another package is PAM support, and
that one is special. All other config tweaks only depend on architecture
(e.g. MMU support), system settings (e.g. mdev for /dev handling), or on
busybox' own config in Buildroot (e.g. support for individual binaries).

Furthermore, for the imminent release, this is currently the simplest
solution we have. We can refine it afterwards.

Regards,
Yann E. MORIN.

> -- 
> Carlos Santos <unixmania at gmail.com>

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