What is the purpose of kernel-default-base?
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In more recent times, kernel-default now includes everything that is in kernel-default-base and kernel-default-base has become a greatly slimmed down version of kernel-default, intended for use in environments where the footprint size of the kernel binary is important. Therefore, there are no longer any dependencies between kernel-default-base and kernel-default and each can (and should) be installed independently of each-other.
kernel-default-base is best suited for virtual and edge use cases. Because of it's greatly slimmed down nature, it is possible that additional drivers/modules will be needed in any specific environment where it is installed. It is unlikely to provide a complete, functional environment for physical hardware, where likely many additional drivers/modules would be needed.
Note that using kernel-default-base on physical hardware without additional drivers/modules being loaded, could lead to a kernel panic during boot.
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- Creation Date: 30-Jul-2023
- Modified Date:30-Jul-2023
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