Kernel modules without a custom build?

Zygmunt Krynicki zygmunt.krynicki at
Tue Oct 6 12:29:02 UTC 2015


I think you really want to roll your own kernel. That's the only way
you can ensure the module can load.
You might need a custom framework or app to get the ZFS userspace
parts working but that's up to you.

Best regards

On Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 10:27 AM, Geoffrey J. Teale
<geoffrey.teale at> wrote:
> Morning all,
> A quick search of the archives didn't return an answer (maybe my google
> skills are lacking), so I'll pop this question:
> If I want to add kernel modules to a snappy based system, could I do
> that via a framework?  In principal I could just package them up in a
> normal snap and "sudo insmod" them, but that's ugly.
> What I have in mind is a little homebrew ZFS appliance.  The hardware is
> off the shelf, and there's nothing special to drive, it's just that ZFS
> and SPL are implemented (in the main) as kernel modules.  If I have to
> make a custom image to use snappy that way it sort of reduces the value
> of Ubuntu Core as a platform (it'd just be easier to Ubuntu Server).
> Feel free to say "use server" ;-)
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> Geoff
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