Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Joost Roeleveld <joost@××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] udev and /usr
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 07:26:01
Message-Id: 1338783.K1vWFIB1fx@eve
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] udev and /usr by Rich Freeman
On Thursday, September 15, 2011 08:32:17 PM Rich Freeman wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 5:48 PM, Joost Roeleveld <joost@××××××××.org> 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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Re: [gentoo-dev] udev and /usr "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2@g.o>