Re: Contents of /boot and /etc/yaboot.conf
Shyamal Prasad wrote:
Well, most people I've run into think that not having the initrd built
by default is "sensible." There is (was? its been a while) a certain
class of Linux users who immediately recompile the kernel so they
build all that they need into the kernel and not have any
modules. They say this is more "efficient". Whatever. It is hard to
keep everyone happy.
That's not quite what I meant: given that not building in initrd means
that one *must* have the right filesystems compiled directly in, and
what that filesystem is is going to depend on what one decided to format
the boot partition with, *and* that not compiling in initrd is likely to
give you an unbootable system, it seems "sensible" to me that initrd
should be on by default, since this will always give you a bootable system.
Then again, I subscribe to the "first do no harm" philosophy of IT - it
seems more useful to me for the defaults on these tools to give you a
bootable system without necessarily optimizing very well; the
optimization can come later (and of course should be supported by the
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