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Old 07-31-2010, 04:51 AM
 
Default Bug#591025: Remove the irrelevent BOOT in initramfs.conf - patch available

Package: initramfs-tools
Version: 0.97.2

The BOOT switch should not be set in the initramfs.conf.
It should be determined in boot time by the boot commandline, by
either explicitly a "boot=foo" or implicitly such as "root=/root/nfs".

I suggest that the BOOT directive in initramfs.conf be deprecated.

The attachment is a simple patch to achieve this.
 
Old 08-01-2010, 07:06 AM
maximilian attems
 
Default Bug#591025: Remove the irrelevent BOOT in initramfs.conf - patch available

On Fri, 30 Jul 2010, wolfle@yahoo.com wrote:

> Package: initramfs-tools
> Version: 0.97.2
>
> The BOOT switch should not be set in the initramfs.conf.

why do you come to that conclusion?
it is used by live-initramfs afair.

> It should be determined in boot time by the boot commandline, by
> either explicitly a "boot=foo" or implicitly such as "root=/root/nfs".
>
> I suggest that the BOOT directive in initramfs.conf be deprecated.
>

you don't give any rationale, so will close unless this gets motivated
properly and it be clear why we want that and what gain that would be.



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Old 08-03-2010, 01:42 AM
 
Default Bug#591025: Remove the irrelevent BOOT in initramfs.conf - patch available

This is why I come to this:
I wanted to build up an initramfs for boot from nfs/aoe/iscsi, but not determined from which of the three in time of making the initramfs. I found it's impossible with a BOOT set in the initramfs.conf. After looking at the scripts, I came to the thought that BOOT should not be set in the *initramfs.conf.
I have not used a Debian live, so don't know the live-initramfs affair. What I know is about Ubuntu live CD, in which it set "BOOT=casper" in boot commandline from the syslinux configure file. If there are some live-initramfs prefer to set BOOT in initramfs.conf rather than to set in syslinux configure file, I suggest that the BOOT directive in initramfs be optional: it should not be a choice from "local | nfs" but an
optional one for the live-initramfs.
From: maximilian attems <max@stro.at>
To: wolfle@yahoo.com; 591025@bugs.debian.org
Sent: Sun, August 1, 2010 3:06:11 PM
Subject: Re: Bug#591025: Remove the irrelevent BOOT in initramfs.conf - patch available


On Fri, 30 Jul 2010, wolfle@yahoo.com wrote:

> Package: initramfs-tools
> Version: 0.97.2
>
> The BOOT switch should not be set in the initramfs.conf.

why do you come to that conclusion?
it is used by live-initramfs afair.

> It should be determined in boot time by the boot commandline, by
> either explicitly a "boot=foo" or implicitly such as "root=/root/nfs".
>
> I suggest that the BOOT directive in initramfs.conf be deprecated.
>

you don't give any rationale, so will close unless this gets motivated
properly and it be clear why we want that and what gain that would be.
 

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