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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] dracut-0.3



On 07/02/2009 02:23 PM, John5342 wrote:
2009/7/2 Harald Hoyer<harald redhat com>:
On 07/02/2009 01:25 PM, Daniel Drake wrote:
On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 13:14 +0200, Harald Hoyer wrote:
The idea is to pregenerate a generic initrd and package it in an rpm and
deliver
it together with the kernel. There should be no need to generate the
initrd on
an X0-1 itsself.
Is it going to work like this in standard Fedora too?
Or will dracut be invoked like mkinitrd is today, that is at RPM-install
time on the target system?

Daniel


My personal target is to deliver the initrd image with the kernel. For
performance issues or special needs one can install dracut and generate his
own image, if new kernels are installed.

We will see, if can work that way.


Can i just point out that i am probably not the only one to require
omitting some modules and adding others to the initrd image. With the
current setup i run mkinitrd once when i first install (using rescue
disk) and then these altered options are remembered so it creates the
correct initrd whenever the kernel is updated. If i understand
correctly and the initrd images are pre-generated within an rpm then
my mods will be overwritten on each update and i would presumably need
to run dracut manually after each kernel update to replace the
pregenerated initrd. That would be a major regression and surely
cannot be allowed to happen.
Please accept my apologies if i got it all wrong.


As I said, "For performance issues or special needs one can install dracut and generate his own image, if new kernels are installed." .. surely this will be done automatically, if you install dracut and there is /etc/dracut.conf where you can configure additional kernel modules and your needs.


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