Bug#390791: marked as done (mkinitramfs doesn't include required firmware)
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mkinitramfs doesn't include the contents of /lib/firmware in the initramfs.
It does, however, include a wide array of disk drivers by default (well,
when using the "most" driver set) - including the qla2xxx fibre channel
driver. Recent Debian kernels have removed the embedded ROM from qla2xxx
(arguably good, since it's officially deprecated anyway), which requires
that /lib/firmware/ql2200_fw.bin exist before it can initialize my Qlogic
2200 FC cards. Of course, that dir doesn't exist in the initramfs...
The qla2xxx driver gets loaded during the initramfs, but it's completely
non-functional. I need to manually remove it and re-insert it after
booting (since /lib/firmware exists in the full userland) before the driver
will actually work.
It'd be very, very nice if mkinitramfs would just drop the contents
of /lib/firmware into the initramfs. As driver firmware migrates out of
the kernel and into userland, this sort of problem may become more
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We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
initramfs-tools, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:
A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is
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Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 00:52:38 +0200
Architecture: source all
Maintainer: Debian kernel team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Changed-By: maximilian attems <email@example.com>
initramfs-tools - tools for generating an initramfs
Closes: 355881 387808 395526 423469
initramfs-tools (0.88) unstable; urgency=low
[ maximilian attems ]
* debian/changelog: Fix missing colons in closes.
* hook-functions: Add a proper /sys walking dep_add_modules() for a minimal
initramfs on MODULES=dep. (closes: #395526)
* mkinitramfs.8: Add examples section, plus improve description of the
low-level tool and how it fits with update-initramfs.
* init: Ignore non-numerical panic and rootdelay bootarg.
* scripts/init-premount/ps3: Fix typo. (closes: #423469)
* scripts/nfs: Fix when root-path includes server-ip. (closes: #387808)
Thanks Vagrant Cascadian <firstname.lastname@example.org> for patch.
[ David HÃ¤rdeman ]
* init: Remove cryptopts parsing, not official bootparam. cryptsetup scripts
parse /proc/cmdline themselves (even in the Etch version).
* hook-functions: Change copy_exec to use the same source and
destination path if only one argument is given.
* hook-functions: Document how copy_exec determines the target path.
* hook-functions: Add firmware loading support to manual_add_modules().
* scripts/local: Ubuntu merge
- As well as waiting for the existance of the root device node, also check
to see whether we have a filesystem of some kind on it. Some devices
nodes (devmapper/LVM/EVMS, mdadm) will exist before they can be safely
used. Patch by Scott James Remnant <email@example.com>. Changed to
support both fstype and vol_id.
* hook-functions: make version check in check_minkver more robust.
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78b55028536079237a482fdbce601e10 59130 utils optional initramfs-tools_0.88.tar.gz
09cc162babb10e631115e9bdd54892f9 66278 utils optional initramfs-tools_0.88_all.deb
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