[arch-general] [arch-announce] New kernel packages and mkinitcpio hooks

Giancarlo Razzolini grazzolini at archlinux.org
Mon Nov 11 12:16:17 UTC 2019

Em novembro 11, 2019 0:08 Kusoneko escreveu:
> Hello, in the short time I've been subscribed to a bunch of these archlinux mailing lists, I've seen a few threads about mkinitcpio and dracut. What exactly are they for and what is the differences between the 2? Should one prefer to use dracut when equivalent support for it is implemented?


Both are initramfs generators. mkinitcpio is the official Arch Linux initramfs generator, while dracut
is the one used by Fedora, Red Hat, etc.

They can both be used right now and I expect mkinitcpio to continue to be updated. We are simply giving
the user a choice for now. I'm not sure we will replace mkinitcpio with dracut, if ever. This might change

If you don't feel confident choosing, I'd advise you to stay using mkinitcpio.

Giancarlo Razzolini
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