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Re: debian boot CDs & G5

On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 07:47:47AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 10:22:25PM +0200, Jens Schmalzing wrote:
> > No.  The initrd should only contain the modules needed for bringing up
> > the root filesystem, and maybe using the console.  It is mkinitrd's
> > duty to figure out what's needed.  If the resulting initrd doesn't
> > work, it's a bug in mkinitrd and needs to be fixed.
> Yeah, sure, but i think there is a misunderstanding. the duty of
> discover is exactly to find the modules needed by your system and load
> them. Exactly the same thing mkinitrd does (or more exactly the the
> /bin/init script of the initrd), just in a bigger scale. It is my
> understanding that if discover is used together with a smaller database
> of modules, well, including only those modules that get needed, then it
> would do the same job as the current init script, without duplicating
> the effort needed to identify and locate modules twice. Remember that
> discover is used in the debian-installer initrd, so why should it not
> also work for us ? 
Why not use discover in mkinitrd instead? With this solution you can have
both, a small initrd without bloat and automatic detection of moudules
needed to boot the system.


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