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From: "Olivier CrĂȘte" <tester@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: locations of binaries and separate /usr
Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 20:24:16
Message-Id: 1325449307.12935.22.camel@TesterTop4
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: locations of binaries and separate /usr by Sven Vermeulen
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. -- Olivier CrĂȘte tester@g.o Gentoo Developer


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