[arch-general] dracut roll-out plan?

Giancarlo Razzolini grazzolini at archlinux.org
Mon Jan 25 12:23:34 UTC 2021

Em janeiro 25, 2021 8:34 Damjan Georgievski via arch-general escreveu:
>>   I see dracut is creeping into the system. Which I see as fine, SuSE has used
>> dracut for a couple of years and it has proven to be quite robust. But I do
>> have a question on roll-out and what will be required on the user's part. I
>> have begun seeing, e.g.:
> At first I thought that dracut, being common to Suse and Fedora, would
> be nice to use in Arch too, so that there's more standardisation
> between distros.
> Alas, after using it for a while, dracut seems like the worse project
> than mkinitcpio. Both are heavily based on bash, but dracut is a huge
> single script and hard to follow.
> dracut also had obvious errors (for which I've sent a PR) that really
> cooled me off the idea to replace mkinitcpio with it.

dracut is huge because it supports way more stuff than mkinitcpio does.
I have been using it on a few of my machines for a long time now, without
issues. I use mkinitcpio on my main machine.

> I'd hope that mkinitcpio stays the supported initramfs system in Arch
> in the near future.
> Are there any pressing issues in mkinitcpio currently?

I don't see things changing any time soon.

Giancarlo Razzolini
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