Bug#290329: initrd-tools: please default to modules=dep, at least on powerpc.
Please set the mkinitrd.conf MODULES value to dep, at least on powerpc. ON
powerpc, we have at least three subarches (pegasos 1, prep and some oldworlds)
which have troubles with either bigger initrd images (bigger than 1.5MB
compressed on pegasos 1), or bigger kernel+initrd images (bigger than 4MB for
both on prep and/or some oldworlds). A initrd created with MODULES=most on a
prep box seems to yield a 5MB (compressed) initrd, while setting it to
MODULES=dep results in a 1.5MB (compressed) initrd, which should be mostly ok
on all those subarches. The bug is marked severity important, but i feel that
it should probably be limit on RC-severity, since it results in a unbootable
machine post d-i install.
Would be nice if all those useless ide drivers and filesystems could be
removed from the initrd, in favor of keeping only the filesystem and disk
driver modules on which root resides.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.27-powerpc
Locale: LANG=fr_FR@euro, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Versions of packages initrd-tools depends on:
ii coreutils [fileutils] 5.2.1-2 The GNU core utilities
ii cpio 2.5-1.1 GNU cpio -- a program to manage ar
pn cramfsprogs Not found.
pn dash | ash Not found.
ii fileutils 5.2.1-2 The GNU file management utilities
ii module-init-tools 3.1-rel-2 tools for managing Linux kernel mo
ii modutils 2.4.26-1.1 Linux module utilities
ii util-linux 2.12j-3 Miscellaneous system utilities