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On Thursday, September 15, 2011 08:32:17 PM Rich Freeman wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 5:48 PM, Joost Roeleveld <joost@...> wrote:
> > Will the ebuild automatically add all the different modules into the
> > /etc/dracut.conf ?
> > Please note, I am asking these questions to put my mind at ease and
> > hopefully
> > be able to explain all this back to the people on gentoo-user.
> Honestly, I'd recommend just trying it out. Dracut right now is as usable
> as any non-initramfs solution out there and you can always add it as an
> extra non-default option in grub so that it doesn't mess you up if it
> doesn't work.
It is on my list of things to test and I will let you know my findings.
> I've found that dracut is pretty auto-magic by default and the config file
> doesn't generally need tampering. Most of the options are to NOT load
> modules or to minimize the initramfs size by figuring out what modules are
> actually needed and only load those (which means if you change hardware
> between boots it could come up short).
If I change hardware, the kernel is likely not to boot as I disable anything I
> The modules that are available are controlled by use flags. Actually, I
> think it is a DRACUT_MODULES variable or something like that (not unlike how
> X11 handles drivers).
Yes, this matches what I have found out already.