[arch-general] dracut roll-out plan?

Leonidas Spyropoulos artafinde at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 14:20:44 UTC 2021

On 23/01/21, Eli Schwartz via arch-general wrote:
> There is no plan. Dracut is an optional alternative, because Arch is all
> about choice. People who like dracut are welcome to use it.

According to Wiki you can test it and switch to it if you think it's
working - then remove mkinitcpio. So if one want to make sure dracut is
working how does {s}he test it?

You cannot compare the initfsram files created as dracut contains the
microcode image also.

Furthermore neither the wiki [1] not the man page [2] is a mention on
the HOOKS [3] that mkinitcpio uses. Is there something similar for
dracut or it's not required For example: will it automatically execute
`btrfs device scan` as the `btrfs` HOOK would do in mkinitcpio?

[1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dracut
[2]: https://man.archlinux.org/man/dracut.conf.5
[3]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/mkinitcpio#HOOKS

Leonidas Spyropoulos

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