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Dracut

Summary

Dracut is a replacement for nash/mkinitrd.

Owner

  • email: harald@redhat.com

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 12
  • Last updated: 2009-08-19
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

Working:

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

TODO:

  • IPv6 (postponed to post F12)
  • multipath (postponed to post F12)

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.

How To Test

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  • mkinitrd/nash has been replaced by dracut, which uses standard tools and scripts to boot from the root partition.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