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[opensuse-factory] Re: initrd -> initramfs
  • From: Andreas Schwab <schwab@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 May 2020 11:57:37 +0200
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On Mai 06 2020, Ludwig Nussel wrote:

One could also see initrd, initramfs or whatever it's called, what
format it has or even where it is placed an implementation detail of
dracut or whatever tool is used to make the system bootable.
From that angle it wouldn't be the kernel package's duty to own the
file. So whatever creates the initrd has to also clean it up when no
longer required.

The problem is that the initrd generation is triggered by the kernel
package, not dracut. Only the kernel knows the exact name of the initrd
(which includes the kernel's %version and %release). All other places
where initrds are regenerated just iterate over all existing kernel
images in /boot (*including* any manually installed kernels).


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