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Bug#335230: Yaird should support booting from an EVMS (local, at least) volume

Package: yaird
Version: 0.0.11-6
Severity: critical

Yaird needs the effort to support booting from a root device on a EVMS volume.

This bug should tracks the efforts to enable yaird understand EVMS volumes. 

This is needed since the next release, "etch",  will surely provide a linux 
kernel >= 2.6.14 which has devfs support "removed" that brake initrd-tools 
the only tools so far that supports generating initrd for booting from EVMS 

There is no work done and no code produced to start with yet.

Please add here URLs pointing to mailing list previous discussions, work in 
progress, svns, cvss and wiki links in replies.

For starting faster some quick notes: 

- yaird is written in perl :-)
- First file to look at, after the main html intro here [1] is in the sources 
at perl/Plan.pm.

- /usr/share/initrd-tools/probe.d/evms from evms package
- Official initrd from EVMS project [2]
- default SVN repo [3]

[1] http://www.xs4all.nl/~ekonijn/yaird/yaird.html
[2] http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/evms/evms-2.5.3-initrd.gz?download
[3] svn co svn://svn.debian.org/kernel/dists/trunk/utils/yaird

Release is set to critical because no EVMS support and kernels >=2.6.13 will 
broke any EVMS systems running safe since now with old initrd-tools and linux 
kernels <= 2.6.12.


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