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[dm-devel] Re: [klibc] initrd / initramfs future

Olaf Hering wrote:
On Tue, Sep 14, christophe varoqui wrote:

Putting it this way, it seems the initrd is the right place for stuff
like lvm2, multipath, mdadm ... but I'd like to be sure before dropping
the provisional klibc support in the tools.

I would like to see a way to construct a general purpose initramfs image
that fits everyones need. It should also be part of the normal kernel
build process.

"Everyone's" need is extremely broad.

Whats really missing right now:
* UUID and LABEL detection in klibc mount, libblkid and libuuid from
  e2fsprogs should be part of klibc mount
* all the root on raid, lvm, evms should be sorted out. you are the one
  who can implement it.
* fsck for jfs, its probably the only root filesystem that requires
  manual fsck

All this requires glibc right now in our initramfs image. Once we have
klibc support for all the common root filesystem stuff, it can be part
of kbuild in one or another way.

The whole topic will give a larger thread than reiserfs, bk and cdrecord
together. So I will better shut up now and implement it, one day...

LOL :) At the moment (when I'm not chasing the *)#&)&*%! elusive RAID-6 bug or staring at Verilog or hardware specs) I'm still trying to push for the kernel integration and migration aspect of klibc, which is a bit different than what you're doing above. I definitely agree it's a good thing, though.

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