[Mageia-dev] RFC: Drop mkinitrd completely in favour of dracut.

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Fri Dec 2 12:28:04 CET 2011


Just a suggestion! Should we move wholesale to dracut?

It's very easy to hack on, and Harald Hoyer has been very helpful and
has merged some of the patches we carried locally (which I mostly copied
from Mandriva). Not sure why they were not upstreamed before.

There are still a couple patches we carry locally (soon to be less when
Harald pushes his git repo and I rebase), but they are pretty trivial,
understandable and easily maintainable (mostly they will be stylistic
tweaks and naming variations - i.e. very minor).

Modprobe rules are included even in the initrd so tweaks there follow

I'm not necessarily against keeping mkinitrd, but I think we should take
the time from now until the beta phase to obsolte mkinitrd and force
everyone to use dracut in order to see if there are any issues and then
make the call before next beta or rc.




Colin Guthrie

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