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


On 08/26/2009 08:11 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?


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.

As one of the persons involved in dracut and in integrating dracut into the
distribution I'm rather surprised to hear this.

Where has this been discussed ? Were are the bugs for the situations where
this does not work properly ?

Also as one of the mkinitrd maintainers I would like to know if we're sticking
with mkinitrd for Fedora 12, as there are some open issues which would be
really good to fix before the beta if we go this way.



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