[arch-general] dracut roll-out plan?

Maksim Fomin maxim at fomin.one
Tue Jan 26 17:22:38 UTC 2021

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On Sunday, 24 January 2021 г., 17:20, Leonidas Spyropoulos via arch-general <arch-general at lists.archlinux.org> wrote:

> 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?

I have switched to dracut more than a year ago (approximately when announcement was made in mailing list) and I can tell that dracut works fine. I consider dracut modules are somewhat more flexible than mkinitcpio, every specific configutation which I did in mkinitcpio was doable with dracut. If someone asks my opinion, I would recommend dracut.

> 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?

Btrfs is supported in dracut (I use simple layout, not RAID), no specific configuration is needed.

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