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Re: [PATCH 0/2] Debian mkinitrd: Integrate kdump

On Wed, Aug 24, 2005 at 08:07:29PM +0530, Rachita Kothiyal wrote:
> Hi
> The following set of patches made on mkinitrd (from initrd-tools
> package:version 0.1.82), would enable the integration of kdump with
> Debian. For more details about the kexec based kdump solution please
> refer to Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt in the kernel source tree.
> This first patch (to be applied on the mkinitrd), would 
> enable the generation of the initrd for the dump capture kernel.

Sounds cool, but most people here don't want to touch mkinitrd.  It's a
fragile script that tends to break easily.  My suggestion would be to
either talk to the people who aren't afraid to break initrd-tools (Jeff
Bailey comes to mind), or start looking at integrating this into the
initramfs toolset, which we'll most likely switch to (replacing
initrd-tools) at some point in the future.

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