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Re: [RFC] Updating boot loaders in lenny and squeeze

On Sat, 26 Jun 2010 15:50:27 -0400 (EDT), Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-06-23 at 23:31 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> A great while back initramfs-tools and kernel packages broke the ABI 
>> coordinated across initramfs-tools, linux-2.6, yaird and kernel-package.
>> Sure would be nice with a stable ABI again, and getting informed if it 
>> changes.
> That is a separate issue.  What we need here is an interface for the
> initramfs builder to update the boot loader if necessary.  No such
> interface exists yet, AFAIK.
> I suggest something like the following:
> 1. Boot loaders that maintain block lists install a script under
> /etc/mkinitramfs/post-update.d which takes two arguments: the kernel ABI
> version (uname -r) and the absolute path to an initramfs.
> 2. Initramfs builders call the scripts in this directory after creating,
> updating or deleting an initramfs by running:
>     run-parts --verbose --exit-on-error --arg=$version --arg=$path /etc/mkinitramfs/post-update.d
> or similar.
> We could alternately use multiple directories or an argument to
> distinguish creation, update and deletion.  However, I suspect that
> these scripts will need to invoke the same command in all cases.

Sounds reasonable to me.  This is for Squeeze+1, right?

  .''`.     Stephen Powell    
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