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|Name: mkinitrd||Distribution: BlueSky|
|Version: 2.3||Vendor: Red Hat Software|
|Release: 1||Build date: Wed Sep 22 15:44:32 1999|
|Group: System Environment/Base||Build host: porky.devel.redhat.com|
|Size: 8627||Source RPM: mkinitrd-2.3-1.src.rpm|
|Packager: Red Hat Software <http://developer.redhat.com/bugzilla>|
|Summary: Creates an initial ramdisk image for preloading modules.|
Mkinitrd creates filesystem images for use as initial ramdisk (initrd) images. These ramdisk images are often used to preload the block device modules (SCSI or RAID) needed to access the root filesystem. In other words, generic kernels can be built without drivers for any SCSI adapters which load the SCSI driver as a module. Since the kernel needs to read those modules, but in this case it isn't able to address the SCSI adapter, an initial ramdisk is used. The initial ramdisk is loaded by the operating system loader (normally LILO) and is available to the kernel as soon as the ramdisk is loaded. The ramdisk image loads the proper SCSI adapter and allows the kernel to mount the root filesystem. The mkinitrd program creates such a ramdisk using information found in the /etc/conf.modules file.
* Thu Sep 23 1999 Michael K. Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> - fix cleanup (blush!) * Wed Sep 22 1999 Michael K. Johnson <email@example.com> - now works when /usr is not mounted (do not rely on /usr/bin/install) - slight cleanups, better usage message * Fri Jul 30 1999 Michael K. Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> - Now automatically includes necessary raid modules - --omit-raid-modules now omits raid modules - tiny doc updates * Fri Jul 30 1999 Bill Nottingham <email@example.com> - updates from bugzila (#4243, #4244) * Sat Mar 27 1999 Matt Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org> - --omit-scsi-modules now omits all scsi modules - updated documentation - mkinitrd now grabs scsi_hostadapter modules from anywhere - some RAID controller modules live in block/ * Thu Feb 25 1999 Matt Wilson <email@example.com> - updated description * Mon Jan 11 1999 Matt Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org> - Ignore the absence of scsi modules, include them if they are there, but don't complain if they are not. - changed --no-scsi-modules to --omit-scsi-modules (as it should have been) * Thu Nov 05 1998 Jeff Johnson <email@example.com> - import from ultrapenguin 1.1. * Wed Oct 21 1998 Jakub Jelinek <firstname.lastname@example.org> - fix for combined sparc/sparc64 insmod, also pluto module is really fc4:soc:pluto and we don't look at deps, so special case it. * Sun Aug 30 1998 Erik Troan <email@example.com> - replaced --needs-scsi-mods (which is now the default) with --omit-scsi-mods * Sat Aug 08 1998 Jeff Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> - correct obscure regex/shell interaction (hardwires tabs on line 232) * Mon Jan 12 1998 Erik Troan <email@example.com> - added 'make archive' rule to Makefile - rewrote install procedure for more robust version handling - be smarter about grabbing options from /etc/conf.modules * Tue Oct 21 1997 Erik Troan <firstname.lastname@example.org> - made it use /bin/ash.static * Thu Apr 17 1997 Erik Troan <email@example.com> - Only use '-s' to install binaries if /usr/bin/strip is present. - Use an image size of 2500 if binaries can't be stripped (1500 otherwise) - Don't use "mount -o loop" anymore -- losetup the proper devices manually - Requires losetup, e2fsprogs * Wed Mar 12 1997 Michael K. Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> - Fixed a bug in parsing options. - Changed to use a build tree, then copy the finished tree into the image after it is built. - Added patches derived from ones written by Christian Hechelmann which add an option to put the kernel version number at the end of the module name and use install -s to strip binaries on the fly.
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