On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 08:17:25PM -0800, Josh Triplett wrote:
Debian systems without an initramfs already represent an uncommon case;
Are you sure about this? How many server systems have/need an initramfs (think about VMs like XEN DomU)? How many of them are using the big Debian kernel instead of their own with certain options turned on/off (e.g. without IPv6, with certain iptables filters, with HyperV support)?
All admins I know have at least some servers with custom kernels (in the past it was said, to build your firewall/server kernels without module support, so that no rootkit module could be loaded). Most of these admins have /usr separated from /.
Should all these admins start repartitioning their systems or fiddle with initramfs?
We can do this with new systems, yes, but not with the old ones. Shade and sweet water! Stephan -- | Stephan Seitz E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | | PGP Public Keys: http://fsing.rootsland.net/~stse/pgp.html |
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