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On 17/02/16 12:30 PM, James Le Cuirot wrote:
> 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?
> https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Initramfs

Genkernel's initramfs generation was what we endorsed for the most
part, until dracut came around.  it's hard to say what "most" are
doing but i expect dracut and genkernel based initramfs's make up
the vast majority in use by gentoo users, with a small minority
rolling their own through other means.

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