Should installkernel be passing --dracut to new-kernel-pkg?

Harald Hoyer harald at
Wed Oct 28 09:47:50 UTC 2009

On 10/22/2009 02:48 PM, Stephen Smalley wrote:
> Hi,
> /sbin/installkernel doesn't pass --dracut to /sbin/new-kernel-pkg, so a
> make install from a kernel tree tries to
> invoke /sbin/mkinitrd rather than dracut.  Is that intentional?
> Also, any ideas on why a dracut-generated initramfs image generated for
> a kernel tree would be so much larger than the Fedora kernel
> one (same .config)?
> 12M /boot/initramfs-
> 82M /boot/initramfs-2.6.32-rc2.img

Newer dracut versions will strip kernel modules automatically.
The old version only strips, if the executable bit is set.

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