Re: Debian libata transition (bug in initramfs-tools?)
On Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 11:42:30AM -0800, Gordon Farquharson wrote:
> (I'm sending this email to debian-kernel because the Debian kernel
> team is listed as the maintainer for initramfs-tools.)
You should really use the 'reportbug' command to send bug reports.
> After doing upgrading the kernel and udev (and some other packages)
> from lenny to squeeze, /conf/modules in the (squeeze) initramfs
> (initramfs) cat conf/modules
> I imagine that initramfs-tools created this file when I upgraded the
> kernel and udev, but I'm not sure why the aec62xx driver (the old IDE
> driver) was listed in the file, although I suspect that
> initramfs-tools found this module by walking through /sys because that
> driver was loaded when the initramfs was created. However, even though
> the aec62xx driver is listed in /conf/modules, it is not included in
> the initramsfs, because is is not built with the squeeze kernel.
Right. I assume you have configured initramfs-tools with MODULES=dep,
and it worked out the required modules for the *running* kernel not
the newly installed kernel. That would be a bug.
> Does the behavior I observed match what you would expect to happen with
> initramfs-tools for the upgrade, and is it something that can be
> fixed? Also, would this problem apply to all systems that only have
> PATA hard drives?
Thankfully, no. The default configuration of initramfs-tools has
MODULES=most which means that all the available PATA and SATA drivers
will be included in the initramfs.
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