[arch-releng] Status report about building archiso images today

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Tue Jul 13 21:11:56 EDT 2010


Since new initscripts and mkinitcpio are in [core] new images can be 
build without doing "git/overlay hacks".

Just to say: All things tested looks fine in both architectures, random 
tests: some on virtual machines (Qemu/VirtualBox), some on real 
machines, some with copytoram...

build OK
build dual (both -T basic and -T split) OK

boot,shutdown as cd-rom OK {*}
boot,shutdown as disk OK
boot,shutdown as pxe OK {**}
boot,shutdown as memdisk OK {***}

Images sizes are:
739246080 archlinux-2010.07.13-core-dual.iso (-T basic) {****}
667942912 archlinux-2010.07.13-core-dual.iso (-T split)
363855872 archlinux-2010.07.13-core-i686.iso
381681664 archlinux-2010.07.13-core-x86_64.iso
355467264 archlinux-2010.07.13-netinstall-dual.iso (-T basic)
296747008 archlinux-2010.07.13-netinstall-dual.iso (-T split)
176160768 archlinux-2010.07.13-netinstall-i686.iso
185597952 archlinux-2010.07.13-netinstall-x86_64.iso

{*} There is a bug in qemu-kvm that ide-cdrom (default used) does not 
work propertly, use instead and scsi-cdrom. [#1]
{**} Due recent change about copytoram=y umount under archiso_pxe_nbd 
hook fails, (I will sent a patch that removes these unneeded commands in 
few minutes)
{***} Additional parameter (vmalloc=) must be passed to kernel on 
machine with more than ~800MB of RAM under 32 bits only, otherwise will 
{****} -T basic is how official dual media (2010.05) is build. Now this 
image size is 705MB, a bit larger for CD-ROMs. I guess for next official 
media -T split should be used (currently 637MB).

[#1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=609049

Good Luck!

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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