On Thu, 2008-10-16 at 10:11 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
This code is dead (long-term.) Note that mkinitrd itself has support
for NFS boot, iSCSI, etc.
Understand that, but there is still a modification of NFS boot for
Diskless/Stateless in RHEL 5, even if based on older developments.
There is a livecd-tools branch for RHEL 5 - I believe Rahul
Yes, that's what I'm looking at. It's livecd-tools 013-5 in EPEL. I've
discussed with him off-list.
Attempting to catalog a list of network/storage module is a
failure. We do a hack in anaconda by looking for modules that reference
certain needed symbols (register_net_device, register_block, etc.), but
it's still a hack.
And only in newer Fedora developments (post-RHEL 5) as I understand it?
Honestly, I'm not sure what we really need right now is Yet
initrd project. There's talk of a new upstream one that can hopefully
be shared by multiple distros, but that's still a ways off from production.
In the meantime, it's probably better to just fix what's there.
Which means merging system-config-netboot approaches, its init script,
etc... with mayflower for RHEL 5-specific details that do not have newer
Furthermore, I guess the "initrd" was the inappropriate term to use.
What I'm talking more about is radical departure from what "mayflower"
currently does, to look at the problem more generically -- not just for
LiveCDs, but Diskless, Flash, etc...
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