Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Michael Orlitzky <michael@××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:14:42
Message-Id: 4F60EDFA.9070302@orlitzky.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem! by Zac Medico
On 03/14/12 14:56, Zac Medico wrote:
> On 03/14/2012 11:36 AM, Maxim Kammerer wrote: >> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 19:58, Matthew Summers >> <quantumsummers@g.o> wrote: >>> Why is an in-kernel initramfs so bad anyway? I am baffled. Its quite >>> nice to have a minimal recovery env in case mounting fails, etc, etc, >>> etc. >> >> There is nothing bad about initramfs. I think that you are misreading >> the arguments above. > > Whatever the arguments may be, the whole discussion boils down to the > fact that the only people who seem to have a "problem" are those that > have a separate /usr partition and simultaneously refuse to use an > initramfs.
People just don't like change for the sake of change, and haven't been shown any benefits yet. I don't have a separate /usr anywhere, but if I did, I would have to rebuild and test a good number of custom kernels that would eventually need to wind up on production servers. It would take a least a day's worth of work, not to mention staying late to make the switch overnight. If you can offer me something cool for it, great; but at the moment people are being offered "it will work the same as it did yesterday," which sucks, because it works that way now. Sure, there will be improvements in the future, but it can feel a lot like treading water sometimes.

Replies

Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem! Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>