[arch-general] dracut roll-out plan?

Mathias Anselmann mathias.anselmann at posteo.de
Sun Jan 24 16:25:38 UTC 2021

Just out of curiosity: Is remote unlocking of an encrypted (dm-crypt) 
disk via ssh possible out of the box with dracut?
At the moment I use tinyssh with the mkinitcpio-netconf / 
mkinitcpio-tinyssh packages, as explained in

but didn't find something similar in the wiki.


Am 24.01.21 um 16:42 schrieb ProgAndy via arch-general:
> Am 24.01.21 um 15:51 schrieb Eli Schwartz via arch-general:
>>> 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?
>> I dunno, try it and see? Though my understanding is, dracut is less
>> configurable and far more automatic probe-y. Chances are if it detects
>> a btrfs filesystem of any sort, it will assume you need to probe for
>> multi-device btrfs volumes at boot, and do so without asking or being
>> configured.
> I have never used dracut, but it has modules similar to mkinitcpio
> hooks. I guess the modules contain more automagic so you don't have to
> manually enable/disable them. If you want, you can limit the modules to
> include, though. If functionality is missing you will need to write a
> dracut module instead of a mkinitcpio hook.
> https://man.archlinux.org/man/extra/dracut/dracut.conf.5.en
> --
> Andy

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