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== User Experience ==
 
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Revision as of 13:21, 15 July 2009

Contents

Dracut

Summary

Dracut is a replacement for nash/mkinitrd.

Owner

  • email: harald@redhat.com

Current status

  • Targeted release: 12
  • Last updated: 2009-07-15
  • Percentage of completion: 90%

Working:

  • normal disk with md/dm raid, LVM, crypto
  • NFS
  • iSCSI
  • NBD

TODO:

  • FCoE
  • IPv6

Detailed Description

Dracut is a generic, modular initramfs generation tool that can be used across various distributions.

See also: Dracut

Benefit to Fedora

Replace nash/mkinitrd with a tool, that is maintained by a cross distribution community.

Scope

All functionality of nash/mkinitrd has to be implemented and tested in dracut. Still missing is netboot (also from iscsi) and proper raid support.

How To Test

* See also: Dracut
* See also: Dracut/Testing

User Experience

Switching root partitions should be more flexible.

Dependencies

none

Contingency Plan

Fallback to mkinitrd.

Documentation

LWN article: http://lwn.net/Articles/317793/

Release Notes

  • mkinitrd/nash has been replaced by dracut, which uses standard tools and scripts to boot from the root partition.

Comments and Discussion