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Fwd: sparc32: ESP not included in initrd

Package: release-notes
Severity: important

The issue reported below should be documented. It may hit other 
architectures that have a special bus without sysfs support too, most 
notably hppa.

Drivers that are known to be affected are:
hppa: lasi700, zalon7xx
sparc: esp, qlogicpti

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Subject: sparc32: ESP not included in initrd
Date: Sunday 01 April 2007 00:13
From: Ludovic Courtès <ludo@chbouib.org>
To: debian-sparc@lists.debian.org


While upgrading from a 2.4 kernel to `linux-image-2.6.18-4-sparc32' on a
SPARCclassic, I noticed that the `esp' module is not included in the
initrd that gets generated (consequently, the new kernel hangs "waiting
for the root filesystem" upon reboot).

This is easily fixed by, e.g., adding `esp' on a single line in
`/etc/initramfs-tools/modules' (if `mkinitramfs' is being used).
However, it'd be obviously nicer if this was done automatically when
installing the package.

I vaguely recall discussions about such problems on this list but I
don't remember whether it was supposed to be fixed already.


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