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[Bug 1593134] Re: build squashfs into xenial kernels by default


snapd is seeded in everything but powerpc. images will only be created
for i386, amd64, armhf and arm64. we do build generic and module-less
initrds at rootfs build time that require hackery to be re-packed when
you build a kernel snap, this is what we would like to avoid ... (one
expectation is to not have the initrd exceed 2MB)

despite the initrd, if snapd is seeded you have it installed and have a
requirement for squashfs with the first use of it.

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  build squashfs into xenial kernels by default

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
Status in linux source package in Xenial:
  In Progress

Bug description:
  snapd is seeded in all images in xenial by default and snaps are
  squashfs files.

  the snappy images need squashfs available at boot time and use
  official kernels.

  currently squashfs is the only module that forces us to re-pack
  initrds to add it everywhere for snappy images, in that light it would
  be really helpful to have squashfs built into the kernel instead of it
  being a module.

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