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Bug#494466: [patch, RFC] Allow to select driver inclusion policy for initramfs-tools

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 09:03:46AM +0300, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> [2008-08-09 19:53]:
> > With the default initrd now being over 6 GB on amd64 and the fact
> > that lilo has structural problems with large initrds, I think that
> > implementing something like the attached patch for Lenny is almost
> > unavoidable.
> Nice patch.  I wouldn't change the default to dep on amd64 and i386
> though:
>  1) These arches are the most generic ones we support in terms of
>     hardware and MODULES=most makes most sense on them (unlike on
>     embedded hardware which doesn't change).

I do agree that it is always nice when you can just take an hard drive
out of a system, plug it into another, and that everything works as

>  2) The LILO bug has been fixed.

Frans said earlier:
> > It is also needed for e.g. arm where in some cases the initrd is
> > getting too big for the flash memory it needs to fit in.

So, do you think that it would make sense for NAS or similar devices?

Jérémy Bobbio                        .''`. 
lunar@debian.org                    : :Ⓐ  :  # apt-get install anarchism
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