[arch-projects] [mkinitcpio] release 0.8.0

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Fri Nov 25 20:58:31 EST 2011

On 11/25/2011 10:10 PM, Dave Reisner wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've tagged mkinitcpio 0.8.0, which came a little earlier than I would
> have liked, but there's still fun things to talk about.
> The major point of interest is the addition of fsck functionality. The
> logic in init is triggered by the addition of the 'fsck' install hook.
> If added after the autodetect hook, only the necessarily helper for the
> root FS will be added. Eventually, there may be reason to add fsck prior
> to this hook, but probably not yet.
> Operation is hands off until something blows up, at which point we
> follow similar logic to that of rc.sysinit. I'll explicitly call out
> that if you're using this hook, make sure you have a useful keyboard --
> this probably means adding the usbinput hook.
> Other than fsck, there's were lot of cleanup efforts in the early
> userspace init to modularize the functionality, but it generally remains
> the same. Everything remains largely the same functionally, but I'll
> point out that if you pass a major/minor pair as your root device or
> don't use udev, you will likely no longer see root mounted as /dev/root,
> but as a more descriptive block device.
> As always, this has stood up to my army of VMs, but nothing's better
> for finding bugs than real world testing.
> Thanks for Gerardo and Tom for their contributions to this release. The
> full shortlog is below.
> Dave Reisner (15):
>        mkinitcpio: dereference symlinks when resolving kernver
>        update bash completion
>        Makefile: install binaries to /usr/bin
>        init: don't tell the kernel about the path to modprobe
>        init: create /run/initramfs after mounting /run
>        init_functions: refactor poll_device
>        autodetect: store rootfstype for use by other hooks
>        init: use util-linux's /bin/mount
>        init_functions: move root resolution to separate function
>        init_functions: generalize resolve_device
>        init_functions: resolve M:m to device file
>        fsck: implement basic fsck support
>        install/fsck: new install hook to add fsck and helpers
>        init_functions: simplify parse_cmdline
>        use util-linux's switch_root binary
> Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (5):
>        hooks/resume: Remove unused function
>        hooks/resume: Remove grep usage
>        init: Remove grep usage
>        init: Remove sed cmd usage
>        init: Remove unneeded test
> Tom Gundersen (1):
>        add_symlink: fix argument ordering and add_dir call
Oh man, thanks for this release, I can push archiso changes (now can 
boot from internet :P) when this hits [core].

Note you missed/review four patches that I sent some days ago:

93352a8 [mkinitcpio] install/base: Add an empty fstab
72ece12 [mkinitcpio] hooks/resume: Remove cut cmd usage
8e6df11 [mkinitcpio] hooks/net: Add BOOTIF support.
ad0ad9d [mkinitcpio] hooks/net: Refactor and remove sed cmd usage.

Thanks for your time.


Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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