[Mageia-dev] Issues with dracut

JA Magallon jamagallon at ono.com
Sat Dec 17 00:08:36 CET 2011

On Fri, 16 Dec 2011 12:35:22 +0000
Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie> 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)
> 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.

If its is (d)ash:

CMDLINE=$(cat /proc/cmdline)
case "${CMDLINE}" in
    *" nokmsboot "*)
        echo YES

if if uses bash:

CMDLINE=$(cat /proc/cmdline)
if [[ "${CMDLINE}" == *" nokmsboot "* ]]
    echo YES

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