[arch-general] new packaging of the kernel/mkinitcpio/kmod

Giancarlo Razzolini grazzolini at archlinux.org
Mon Nov 4 04:27:41 UTC 2019

Em novembro 4, 2019 0:59 Genes Lists via arch-general escreveu:
>   Yeh, that makes sense - plus its very easy to add to dracut.conf

Yes. dracut supports /etc/dracut.d, so there's where they recommend to put

>   Been thinking about that - I've switched to building without -H and
> not creating a fallback image - I've also switched to signing all
> modules (in and out of tree).
>   Not sure what value a fallback image actualy provides at this point?
> It takes more space and I don't see it adding much value.

While I agree that they might not be needed that much, it's a good thing to
have, even if you don't use it. I can ship with it enabled and then users can
remove it.

>   I that that we would be better with compression being put in
> dracut.conf.  Be more flexible that way than the command line which I
> assume overides dracut.conf - so a lot less flexible.

Yes, that's the idea.

>   Also, is it time to switch from gzip to xz or even to zstd yet?

xz is much slower than gzip, and the kernel does not support zstd.

Giancarlo Razzolini
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