On 2012-12-31 22:04 (GMT-0500) Anton Aylward composed:
'zypper up' resulted in a number of runs of 'mkinitrd'. Obviously one of the kernel upgrade, but also for things related to the kernel and boot such as 'plymouth'. It was time consuming on the dinky, underpowered scratch machine.
Worse, the initrd files are enormous! Up around 15M. Is there any way to bring them down?
Change your hardware? What do you have? Mine are around half that size.