Proposed F19 Feature: Dracut HostOnly
jreznik at redhat.com
Tue Jan 29 14:45:34 UTC 2013
= Features/DracutHostOnly =
Feature owner(s): Harald Hoyer <harald at redhat.com>
Only create "host-only" initramfs images. A generic fallback image should be
installed by anaconda on installation/update and never ever be removed.
== Detailed description ==
Current initramfs images contain most of the kernel drivers to boot from any
hardware. This results in a very big initramfs, which takes a long time to
load on system start and a long time to create on kernel updates. Switching to
host-only will improve the situation. To cope with hardware change, a boot
entry "Rescue System" should be installed with a full fledged initramfs also
containing debug tools. This boot entry can then be used to recover from
hardware changes and also from unforseen software failure after updates.
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