On Wed, 17 Feb 2016 12:19:52 -0500
Rich Freeman <ri...@gentoo.org> wrote:

> Is dracut still not widely used?  I know that it was all the fashion
> for a decade or two for every distro to build their own initramfs, but
> I don't get why anybody wouldn't just make the switch - it is far more
> capable and configurable.

Does anyone know what most Gentoo users are doing these days? I don't
recall the handbook mentioning initramfs at all back in 2002 because it
wasn't really needed back then. I did without for years until I finally
put / on LVM. I used lvm2create_initrd for a while but that was still
quite a manual process and I couldn't imagine going back to it now.
I've switched to Dracut and it's great but I don't get the impression
that Gentoo really endorses that option over the more laborious ones.
Maybe it should?


James Le Cuirot (chewi)
Gentoo Linux Developer

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