Re: Initrd rocks! (was Re: Backporting 2.4.23 kernel packages)
Brian May <email@example.com> writes:
> On Sun, Dec 07, 2003 at 02:02:10PM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> > The recent versions of the package have significant problems if you want to
> > convert to or from devfs. The Debian mkinitrd has become too complex to
> > manage so I have chosen not to bother.
> This seems strange, perhaps the process is not entirely obvious,
> but I wouldn't have thought it be too difficult.
> However, I have been disappointed with the initrd script for Debian in
> that support for autodetecting software RAID1 is poor (read:
> non-existant), and while RAID1 will work if the harddisks are plugged in
> exactly the same way each time, the fact remains that the configuration
> is hardcoded in the initrd script so if you move all harddisks on one
> RAID set to different busses (for instance), it will stop working.
> This is distinct from the autodetection in the kernel that is capable of
> automatically scanning all harddisks on all busses to find RAID devices.
Why can't you use the kernel autoconfig or does that only work with
> So yes, maybe initrd/initramfs is the way of the future (I have read
> proposals that would make loading modules in an initramfs compulsory for
> all systems), but I think there are still a few issues that need to be
> resolved first.
Loading the modules won't help you getting raid or lvm configured.