Specialized kernel/base system for VM's/VE's

Daniel Hollocher danielhollocher at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 22:29:29 UTC 2012

On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 2:17 AM, Emmet Hikory <persia at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Enrico Weigelt wrote:
>> is anyone currently working on optimized/minimized kernel
>> and base packages for VM's ?
>> My goal is having a really minimized base system for VMs
>> and VEs, which don't have anything that's really needed
>> there (eg. VEs dont need all the kernel related stuff,
>> VMs just only those parts which are really required for
>> running in an virtio-based environment, etc, etc).
>     I suspect you're looking for the linux-virtual metapackage,
> and dependencies thereof for your kernel.

I don't know the answer, but it looks like linux-virtual just depends
on the regular kernel:

$ apt-cache depends linux-virtual
  Depends: linux-image-virtual
  Depends: linux-headers-virtual
$ apt-cache depends linux-image-virtual linux-headers-virtual
  Depends: linux-image-3.5.0-15-generic
  Depends: linux-headers-generic

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