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Re: Switching from IDE to virtio_blk [qas Re: [Fedora-xen] Goodbye Xen on RH/Fedora?]



On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 10:21:50AM +0000, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-01-22 at 11:06 +0100, Emre Erenoglu wrote:
> >  
> > On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 10:20 AM, Mark McLoughlin <markmc redhat com>
> > wrote:
> >         On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 13:47 -0500, Dustin Henning wrote:
> >         >  It is probably worth noting that if someone were to run a
> >         kernel
> >         > update with a package manager after getting this working
> >         (using
> >         > information
> >         > from later posts in this thread), they would need to do a
> >         manual
> >         > mkinitrd.
> >         
> >         No. If you boot off /dev/vda and update the kernel, mkinitrd
> >         will build
> >         an initrd containing the virtio modules.
> > 
> > Well, that may depend if you use mkinitrd or mkinitramfs, and your
> > distribution mkinitramfs or mkinitrd may not be checking which device
> > type he's working on. 

May be adding virtio disk drivers to initrd files always may help all users.
I don't know, if there is anything, why initrd have to be small.

		SAL


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