[arch-projects] [mkinitcpio][PATCH] kernel-install: add hook

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Thu Sep 26 08:55:58 EDT 2013

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 12:36 AM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 08:39:41PM +0200, Tom Gundersen wrote:
>> This will allow systemd's kernel-install script to generate and install
>> an initrd as per the freedesktop boot loader specs.
> What bootloaders implement this?

gummiboot does and there are patches for grub (but I don't think they
are upstreamed yet), I don't think anyone else do yet. That said,
other bootloaders could also add kernel-install hooks of their own to
update their configs to point at the correct kernel/initramfs images,
so they don't necessarily need to implement the spec to take advantage
of this.

I know Sébastien was looking at refind, did you find a simple way to
integrate this with refind without it implementing the boot spec?

>> See kernel-install(8) for details.
>> Notice that 'profiles' are not used.
>> This will eventually be hooked up so that calling "make install" from
>> a kernel build will do the right thing.
> Is there a pending patch set you can point me to?

At least one systemd patch is needed [0], and you need to symlink
/bin/installkernel or ~/bin/installkernel to /bin/kernel-install.

I'll resend after addressing your comments.


[0]: <http://www.mail-archive.com/systemd-devel@lists.freedesktop.org/msg13165.html>

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