initramfs not being created for last couple of kernels

darrell pfeifer darrellpf at
Fri Dec 16 19:58:01 UTC 2011

On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 11:22, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 2:19 PM, darrell pfeifer <darrellpf at>
> wrote:
> > The last couple of rawhide kernels (including the one from today) have
> > failed to boot for me because there is no initramfs.
> >
> > There is no dracut log, the initrd line is missing from the grub2
> paragraphs
> > and there is no corresponding /boot/initramfs.
> We've seen this a few times without root cause.
> > Is there already a bugzilla entry for this?
> There are a couple.  Do you happen to have any out-of-memory or
> segfault traces in dmesg or /var/log/messages for depmod,
> new-kernel-pkg, or dracut?
There is nothing in /var/log/messages during the yum install.

There was a new dracut, but running the dracut line by hand and installing
the grub2 initrd line by hand works fine. I didn't try the dracut line with
the appropriate theme though (so my initramfs image is smaller than usual)

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