On Sun, 2012-01-01 at 08:53 +0000, Sven Vermeulen wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 07:59:47PM -0600, William Hubbs wrote:
> > 1) Start migrating packages along with upstream and have everyone who
> > has a separate /usr (including me by the way) start using an initramfs
> > of some kind, either dracut or one that we generate specifically for
> > gentoo. The reason I suggest the initramfs, is, unfortunately if we
> > migrate everything, nothing else would work.
> I use a separate /usr with LVM on all my systems. My root partition uses
> RAID1. And I never had the need for an initramfs of any kind. Also, there
> are some major hurdles to take when it comes to getting an initramfs working
> with SELinux. Most initramfs implementations I saw are not SELinux aware, so
> all changes they make to the system either result in failures when they try,
> or failures when the root-switch occurs.
dracut fully supports SELinux (it's used in Fedora which has this
SELinux horror on by default).
> > 3) Try to maintain things the way they are as long as possible.
> I'm all for this one.
> But if people really want to focus on initramfs, I'd appreciate some
> documentation help on it. Not only on how to create one, but also why it is
> necessary, how to manage initramfs'es, the concepts underlying, etc.
Short version: use dracut.