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On Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:58:26 -0500
Matthew Summers <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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,
Because the initramfs is just replacing what / used to be, and it's
even less well handled than "stuff not in /usr" is just now. All using
an initramfs does is move the dependencies problem from somewhere where
we have a solution that used to work and that still mostly works to
somewhere where we don't have anything at all.