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Re: Bug#549681: needs MODULES=dep on some PowerPC systems

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 10:19:20AM +0100, Simon Richter wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 02:30:37AM +0100, maximilian attems wrote:
> > > It would be good if mkinitramfs would fail on systems that have the
> > > string "platform        : CHRP" in /proc/cpuinfo if compressed kernel
> > > and initramfs together are larger than 12 MB, to stop unpleasant
> > > surprises when booting.
> > partman has some checks for partitions,
> Not sure where partman comes into the picture here.
> > aboves specialised wish sound nice for debian installer
> > although there are not many powerpc guys.
> > reassigning to rootskel who does install initramfs-tools.
> I think there are two changes needed: building the kernel image needs to
> fail (and the old kernel left in place) if the new image would be
> unbootable, and d-i needs to remain working afterwards.
> It's not d-i's problem alone -- when I stumbled over this, it happened
> on a system that had been running for several years (that is, upgrading
> my system made it unbootable).

mkvimlinuz or the used tool may provide the relevant check for running

anyway an arch with such limititation seems broken in my eyes and
need to have it's bootloader fixed. not the point of update-initramfs
to guard against such corner cases.

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