[Mageia-dev] Issues with dracut

Anssi Hannula anssi at mageia.org
Fri Dec 16 13:58:40 CET 2011

On 16.12.2011 14:35, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> Hiya,
> 'Twas brillig, and JA Magallon at 16/12/11 12:06 did gyre and gimble:
>> After those couple previous thread it looks like move to dracut is
>> ongoing, so I decided to try it.
> Good! This is exactly the kind of feedback we need!
>> I found a couple problems:
>> - dracut inists on loading nouveau driver. With mknitrd, just booting with nokmsboot
>>   works. Booting with a dracut generated initrd ignores that. I think it is plymouth
>>   that forces it, even if I added 'blacklist nouveau' in a .conf file in modprobe.d:
>> dracut -f:
> I'll include it but if it's blacklisted, it shouldn't ultimately be used
> in the ramfs even if it's included. That said, it's clearly inefficient
> to include it if it is blacklisted so we should try and fix that. Anssi,
> could this be your code to detect the h/w that causes it to bypass any
> blacklist checks (not sure if there are actually any blacklist checks
> when building the initrd... not relaly looked at it much)

There is no check.

> I think the nokmsboot parameter is not working in dracut because the
> udev rule that interprets it uses the grep command and that is not
> currently included in the ramdisk. I could hack it in easy enough, but
> we should maybe see if a more minimal method of detecting it in the
> commandline is possible.

Ah, my dracut initramfs from last month has it, but maybe it has changed
since then...

Feel free to change the udev rule to use a more minimal method :)

Anssi Hannula

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