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From: Joost Roeleveld <joost@...>
Subject: Re: udev and /usr
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 09:25:12 +0200
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 
don't have.

> 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.

--
Joost


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udev and /usr
-- Joost Roeleveld
Re: udev and /usr
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Re: udev and /usr
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