[arch-releng] [RFC][PATCH] [configs/releng] Use systemd-networkd instead of dhcpcd

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Wed Feb 26 08:47:14 EST 2014

Am 26.02.2014 14:04, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
>> Why don't we just copy all renaming and networkd-related stuff to
>> initramfs and use it for initialization there, too?
> Will be great, sure. But how to extract ROOTSERVER for later usage?

Ask Tom. networkd should get the ability to extract those special
options from DHCP (like next-server, filename option, special dhcp
options, ...) to be able to be fully useful in initramfs.

OTOH, in archiso, we do not have to rely on such mechanisms, we can
transmit all options via the command line.

>> For that we'd probably have to switch initramfs to systemd entirely, but
>> we should do that anyway.
> Hehe. I tried this some times, but I fail. At least doing in a only
> systemd-way (only using units, no shell scripts), for the most simple
> boot scenario used by default and with fixed values.

You won't get anywhere without shell scripts I'm afraid. I'd put some
parts of archiso into generators and some parts into services which call
shell scripts. Once we have a working solution, we can still make it
more systemd-y.

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