RFC: virtio and virtio-scsi should be built in

Bug #1685291 reported by Scott Moser on 2017-04-21
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linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I was trying to verify bug 1677376 yesterday, and came to find out
that our kernel does not have virtio or virtio-scsi builtin drivers.

This generally has not been a problem as initramfs has been used.
However, as there is recently an interest in booting without initramfs
it would seem to make sense to have popular drivers builtin to -generic
to allow that.

Also, from a priority perspective, if we're going to have any block devices
builtin to the -generic kernel, then i'd think that virtio and virtio-scsi
would make more sense than an IDE driver.

I understand there are tradeoffs involved.

Related bugs:
 * bug 1677376: growing partitions does not work when booted without initramfs

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.04
Package: linux-image-4.10.0-19-generic 4.10.0-19.21
ProcVersionSignature: User Name 4.10.0-14.16-generic 4.10.3
Uname: Linux 4.10.0-14-generic x86_64
 total 0
 crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 1 Apr 19 20:07 seq
 crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 33 Apr 19 20:07 timer
AplayDevices: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'aplay'
ApportVersion: 2.20.4-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
ArecordDevices: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'arecord'
AudioDevicesInUse: Error: command ['fuser', '-v', '/dev/snd/seq', '/dev/snd/timer'] failed with exit code 1:
Date: Thu Apr 20 19:37:23 2017
Ec2AMI: ami-00000019
Ec2AMIManifest: FIXME
Ec2AvailabilityZone: nova
Ec2InstanceType: m1.small
Ec2Kernel: unavailable
Ec2Ramdisk: unavailable
IwConfig: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'iwconfig'
Lsusb: Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
MachineType: OpenStack Foundation OpenStack Nova

 PATH=(custom, no user)

ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.10.0-14-generic root=LABEL=cloudimg-rootfs ro console=tty1 console=ttyS0
 linux-restricted-modules-4.10.0-14-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-4.10.0-14-generic N/A
 linux-firmware N/A
RfKill: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'rfkill'
SourcePackage: linux
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 04/01/2014
dmi.bios.vendor: SeaBIOS
dmi.bios.version: 1.10.1-1ubuntu1~cloud0
dmi.chassis.type: 1
dmi.chassis.vendor: QEMU
dmi.chassis.version: pc-i440fx-zesty
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnSeaBIOS:bvr1.10.1-1ubuntu1~cloud0:bd04/01/2014:svnOpenStackFoundation:pnOpenStackNova:pvr15.0.2:cvnQEMU:ct1:cvrpc-i440fx-zesty:
dmi.product.name: OpenStack Nova
dmi.product.version: 15.0.2
dmi.sys.vendor: OpenStack Foundation

Scott Moser (smoser) wrote :

This change was made by a bot.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Triaged
tags: added: kernel-da-key
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