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On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 5:15 PM, Ulrich Mueller <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> - dracut: I failed to find any documentation in our handbooks.
> Anyway, dracut looks like overkill for my simple usage case.
I dunno - dracut aims to be the ultimate generic automagic
plugin-supporting option, so I wouldn't dismiss it out of hand. Its
biggest issue is that its features have overtaken the documentation,
and it is still pretty raw.
> So finally I ended up building my own initramfs, using information
> from the wiki and from forums.
I think you would have been better off with dracut, but as I've
blogged it isn't without its issues. I might give genkernel a shot
again now that it sounds like it has better handling of
md/lvm/bind/etc. If it can figure out my setup then I'll be
My biggest issue with dracut is that for whatever reason it doesn't
detect and assemble my raid. I ended up hacking together a module to
force it to run:
lvm vgchange -ay
I just can't get how if that works how the automagic functionality in
the script can't work. The part that fails is mdadm bit, and it works
fine on full-auto mode (though it does have my mdadm.conf to look at).
Even the kernel auto-assembles the raid fine, though that code is
disabled if you use an initramfs.
> IMHO this has to be done before >=udev-180 can be stabilised.
I agree completely. The current documentation is too weak for stabilization.