* maximilian attems [Sam Apr 09, 2011 at 09:55:57 +0200]:
> On Wed, 06 Apr 2011, Joey Hess wrote:
> > I recently suffered 2 weeks of downtime of a machine in a location that
> > made fixing it hard, caused by a broken initramfs due to bug #621137.
> > This highlighted to me that there are many things that can go wrong and
> > break an initramfs when it is refreshed, not just when upgrading to a
> > new kernel. And yet backup initramfses are not kept by default, except
> > for ones that accompany old kernel versions.
> it was an Ubuntu merge, as initramfs-tools initramfs were considered
> stable, one could think to have this set for sid/testing until freeze.
> > Space should not be a concern, since /boot is always provisioned with
> > space for multiple kernel and initramfs pairs. So I feel that setting
> > backup_initramfs=yes would be better than the current default,
> > leading to more robust and recoverable systems. Thank you.
> the -ENOSPC error accounts for 50% of the Ubuntu bugs.
> I do agree that it is not an initramfs-tools bug per se,
> but of the invovled apt that do not cleanup a huge number
> of linux-images that heppen due to their easy ABI bump.
> Nevertheless due to the triggering the error happens very
> late and kills the box.
> (Not even starting to account for seperate /boot partitions)
maximilian, how do we proceed with this issue?