debirf should pull the kernel package from /var/cache/apt/archives on the host if it exists
|Reported by:||dkg||Owned by:||jrollins|
the kernel installation step during debirf is a large download. Quite often, the file to be downloaded is already in the host system's APT cache.
It would make sense (speed things up, reduce bandwidth consumption) to simply copy over the kernel from the host system's apt cache if it looks like the right one before doing the installation.