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Re: [PATCH 3/3] dracut has initrd-generic-<version> instead of initrd-<version> (#519185)



On Wednesday 26 August 2009 01:11:28 pm Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-08-26 at 14:07 -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-08-26 at 11:45 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> > > dracut using kernel come with a prebuild initrd-generic-<version>
> > > instead of initrd-<version>, so if we fail to find
> > > /boot/initrd-<version>.img, check for
> > > /boot/initrd-generic-<version>.img instead. I've done things this way
> > > so that if we ever need to generate system specific (so non generic)
> > > initrd's for some reason the code will stay working.
> >
> > Is the plan to basically migrate to entirely pre-built "generic"
> > "initrd" initramfs pre-built image files then? Will we even be
> > generating the kernel specific stuff in the future?
> >
> > Jon.
>
> That was the plan, however we're finding more and more situations where
> this introduces a lot more pain than it solves.  For F12 at least it
> seems quite too late to switch to using dracut images by default anyway.
some arches need to create special initrds for some situations to work with 
hardware limitations.  there will likely always be a need to create initrds

Dennis

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