Rajko said the following on 01/01/2013 03:53 PM:
On Tue, 01 Jan 2013 14:05:37 -0500 Anton Aylward firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I can see how to exclude then under dracut - really nice config system there! But what about exclusions under the traditional mkinitrd of suse. What I see in /etc/sysconfig/kernel is more about _including_ that excluding.
man 8 mkinitd
is informative on general design of mkinitrd.
Well, I don't know about "design" in the sense of architecture. And it makes clear my point that it is about what to include rather than what to exclude.
Man pages aside, just going by config files, dracut is going to be easier to configure to do what you want. heck, I've run dracut interactively on fedora and it will tell you what the stuff it can include and exclude will do!
If its design we're talking about then dracut is a lot easier to work with for non-specialists. and lets face it, there are a lot of people who want to customise their kernel ONCE and don't want to have a long learning curve. When it gets here for Suse I think dracut will do that.