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mkinitrd-3.4.42-1 RPM for i386

From Red Hat Linux 9 for i386

Name: mkinitrd Distribution: Red Hat Linux
Version: 3.4.42 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release: 1 Build date: Tue Feb 18 18:41:17 2003
Group: System Environment/Base Build host: porky.devel.redhat.com
Size: 108109 Source RPM: mkinitrd-3.4.42-1.src.rpm
Packager: Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.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.

Provides

Requires

License

GPL

Changelog

* Tue Feb 18 2003 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com> 3.4.42-1
  - grubby: fix segfault from uninitialized variable (#84128)
* Tue Feb 11 2003 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com> 3.4.41-1
  - nash: add readlink
  - use readlink for rootdev to handle symlinks to root devs (#83391)
* Tue Feb 04 2003 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com> 3.4.40-1
  - fix i2o module ordering (#83447)
  - ifarch'd build requires of dietlibc now that the build system has a way to
    handle these
* Sat Feb 01 2003 Florian La Roche <Florian.LaRoche@redhat.de>
  - change one test from a number to a string test that could otherwise
    fail in not properly setup chroot environments
* Fri Jan 31 2003 <ewt@redhat.com>
  - added support for yaboot
  - test script runs tests for all platforms
  - separated elilo configuration from lilo mode, allowing elilo specific
    tests to be run on any platform
* Sun Jan 26 2003 <ewt@redhat.com>
  - grubby now shortens lilo titles to ensure they are less then 16 characters
    long (76236)
  - mkinitrd would only turn on /dev/md0 if raid was needed; now it enables
    all raid devices listed in /proc/mdstat (82209)
  - use product name from /etc/redhat-release to generate label in grub.conf
    (82352)
* Mon Jan 20 2003 Bill Nottingham <notting@redhat.com> 3.4.36-1
  - don't error out running awk on /proc/mdstat if /proc/mdstat isn't
    there
* Tue Jan 14 2003 <ewt@redhat.com>
  - all mkdev() actions will create directories as needed (some code in
    mkdevices is now obsolete; I'll remove it later) (#73317)
  - added mkdev command to test the above
  - support diratime/nodiratime mount options (#78738)
  - grubby will follow symlinks when writing new config file (#78713)
  - don't depend on raidtab, use /proc/mdstat instead (#80424) this covers
    both mkinitrd and grubby
* Sun Jan 05 2003 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com> 3.4.34-1
  - grubby: fix segfault finding default if default doesn't have a root= (#66000)
  - don't include usb modules by default.  pass --with-usb to get usb modules
  - make sure kudzu exists before trying to exec it
  - handle multiple scsi hosts being present (#77422)
  - add /usr/sbin to default path (#79581)
  - fix using --builtin= (#80448)
  - grubby: preserve the mode on config files (#80776)
* Mon Dec 16 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - errno fixes
* Tue Dec 03 2002 Florian La Roche <Florian.LaRoche@redhat.de>
  - /sbin/new-kernel-pkg: fix a test to have correct ""
* Fri Nov 22 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - mkinitrd: more gzipped module fixes
* Thu Nov 21 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - mkinitrd: add support for finding gzipped modules
  - mkinitrd: don't be noisy if we don't have lvm-mod loaded
* Wed Nov 06 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - grubby: don't bail when looking for root in appends of lilo-style configs
  - include grubby on x86_64
* Fri Sep 27 2002 Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin@redhat.com>
  - fix some syntax errors
  - use grep's -q flag to save a redirect in places where we're not redirecting
    stderr
* Fri Sep 06 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - grubby could segfault by going into its lilo checking if it couldn't find 
    a default to copy (default had no root= and --bad-image-okay wasn't 
    being used)
* Tue Sep 03 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - nash: create directories if needed in mkdevices command (#73090)
  - grubby: handle lilo case of non-linux default (#72202)
* Sun Sep 01 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - grubby: fix for case like 'append = " hdc=ide-scsi "' (#68802)
* Sat Aug 31 2002 Bill Nottingham <notting@redhat.com>
  - fix firewire stuff (#72916)
* Sat Aug 24 2002 Bill Nottingham <notting@redhat.com>
  - fix mpt fusion stuff
* Wed Aug 14 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - /boot/efi/redhat -> /boot/efi/EFI/redhat on ia64
* Mon Aug 12 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - fix grubby to work correctly on ia64
* Fri Aug 09 2002 Michael Fulbright <msf@redhat.com>
  - added sleep command to nash and fixed creating initrd with / or /boot on usb
* Wed Jul 31 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - grubby: adding kernels to lilo.conf when not using root=LABEL will work 
    now too
* Sat Jul 27 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - didn't close /proc/partitions in mkdevices
* Fri Jul 26 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - grubby: fix adding kernels to lilo when using root=LABEL
* Thu Jul 25 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - added and used mkdevices command (68959)
* Thu Jul 18 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - do proper probing to check root=LABEL
  - --bootloader-probe didn't support /etc/sysconfig/grub
* Sat Jul 13 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - don't sanity check root=LABEL right now; probing might make sense?
* Thu Jul 11 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - --ifneeded is obsolete; we always need initrds
  - grubby lets you specify multiple indexes for --info
  - grubby lets you select kernels by title
  - added showlabels to nash
  - new-kernel-pkg sets the root device from /etc/fstab rather then inheriting it
  - new-kernel-pkg removes all entries w/ a duplicate label (67459)
* Tue Jul 09 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - usb root device code could fail, causing no initrd to be made
* Fri Jun 28 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - grubby didn't add new kernels properly
* Fri Jun 28 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - support root on usb devices
* Thu Jun 27 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - other= in lilo.conf wasn't being parsed out properly
* Tue Jun 25 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - changed --add-kernel implementation so that --args gets handled properly
* Mon Jun 24 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - added loadinitrd (used by mkbootdisk) on ia32 and sparc
  - modules "off" and "null" should be ignored (67086)
  - mkrootdev looks for root=LABEL=/ in /proc/cmdline, so root by label
    works again (fully determined by root= kernel parameter)
  - added --update-kernel and --remove-args arguments to grubby
  - kernel specification of ALL supported by grubby
  - DEFAULT accepted much more consistently
  - grubby --info displays info on all kernels specified, not just the first
  - ext3 need mbcache now (67354)
  - grubby allows config file entry numbers to be used as kernel paths
  - support /etc/sysconfig/grub.conf
  - display lba info from lilo.conf file in --info
* Fri Jun 14 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - don't run lilo twice on kernel removal in new-kernel-pkg
  - don't run grubby to add/remove kernels from new-kernel-pkg if 
    bootloader config doesn't
* Wed Jun 12 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - added --bootloader-probe to grubby
  - wrote a man page for grubby
  - include grubby on ia64
  - updated new-kernel-pkg to work with lilo/elilo
  - added --info=DEFAULT option
* Tue Jun 11 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - start raid before lvm so that you can have root on lvm on raid (#66175)
* Wed Jun 05 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - failed to initialize a variable in grubby
* Sat Jun 01 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - added --grub option so grub tests could run on ia64
  - added some basic tests of lilo default directive handling
* Thu May 30 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - require lvm
* Wed May 29 2002 Bill Nottingham <notting@redhat.com>
  - fix umounting of /initrd when pivoting
* Wed May 29 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - marked /sbin/installkernel as %config (53006)
  - run make test during build
* Thu May 23 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - added --nopivot (53679)
  - honor INSTALL_PATH in installkernel (32833)
  - installkernel versions old kernels as well (52756)
  - lilo support added to grubby
* Wed May 22 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - cleaned up usage message
  - added --omit-lvm-modules to man page
  - added --builtin option (65250)
  - skip comments in fstab (65249)
  - added findlodev to nash, use that to pick block device (63421)
  - support -o option in nash's mount (59185)
  - look for xfs_dmapi (60066)
  - added > support for executed commands (61180)
  - grubby copies permissions from old config file (59227)
  - use options from fstab for root filesystem (56071)
  - try and be better about returning nonzero on error (60203)
  - make modprobe symlink properly to avoid kernel message (62145)
  - support linear raid (12775)
  - support fallback option in grub config (54794)
  - comments in template entries not handled quite right (65198)
* Sun Apr 21 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - grubby does a better job of not adding superfluous default= lines
* Thu Apr 18 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - preload works again
* Thu Apr 11 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - revert to not mounting by label
* Sat Apr 06 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - include pbrown's changes to load parport_pc when needing ppa.o (#35360)
* Fri Apr 05 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - fix redirection bug (#62623)
  - create proper link of /sbin->/bin in initrd (#62199)
* Thu Mar 28 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - prereq dev package so that we always have the dev package before we get run
* Fri Mar 22 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - duh, that won't work.  fix it
  - don't require lvm tools right now
* Thu Mar 21 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - fix nash to create directories for devices like cciss and ida
* Tue Feb 05 2002 Bill Nottingham <notting@redhat.com>
  - run mkinitrd with -f in new-kernel-pkg
  - don't run lilo in /sbin/installkernel
* Fri Feb 01 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - require lvm
* Thu Jan 31 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - clean up warnings for when /proc isn't mounted
* Tue Jan 29 2002 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - fix probing for LVM usage to require a volume group to exist before adding
    the module
  - --omit-lvm-modules will omit LVM modules
  - add support for root device being LVM
* Wed Jan 16 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - look for a non /tmpfs directory
  - added support for xfs
  - use with raid md.o if it exists
  - fixed bug in echo
  - use find form nash rather then /usr (mkinitrd shouldn't need /usr
    mounted)
* Fri Jan 11 2002 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - added support for mounting root filesystem by label
  - switched to dietlibc from minilibc
  - fix so --preload= works [33675,57560,44377]
  - added info on --image-version and --nocompress to man page [57560]
  - set fileystem check interval to 0 in case the system clock
    is borked [51454]
  - give a proper error when run by a user other then root [27218,53159]
  - grubby statically linked against popt [55305]
  - cleaned up verbose output a bit [21791]
* Tue Dec 18 2001 Trond Eivind Glomsrød <teg@redhat.com>
  - Add LVM module when LVM is used
* Thu Sep 06 2001 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - grubby shouldn't blow away default=saved lines (#52981)
* Sat Sep 01 2001 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - fix new-kernel-pkg --mkinitrd for ia64
* Fri Aug 31 2001 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - fixed bug handling invalid default (MF #52889)
  - in some cases we would set the default to point at a removed image
* Thu Aug 30 2001 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - minor grubby fixes
* Wed Aug 29 2001 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - let new-kernel-pkg be able to do more (initrds, modules.*)
  - include grubby only on x86
* Tue Aug 28 2001 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - more grubby fixups for having a /boot
  - added new-kernel-pkg
* Mon Aug 27 2001 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - added grubby
  - added installkernel
* Sat Aug 04 2001 Matt Wilson <msw@redhat.com>
  - make consoles with the correct minor numbers
  - applied patch from hjl to fix fstab parsing (#50819)
* Sat Jul 21 2001 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com>
  - skip errors finding jbd as a module if we're skipping them trying to find
    ext3 so that you can build a kernel with ext3 built-in and still use an
    initrd
* Thu Jul 12 2001 Bill Nottingham <notting@redhat.com>
  - don't print errors if /etc/raidtab doesn't exist
  - or /etc/{modules.conf,conf.modules}, for that matter
* Sat Jul 07 2001 Matt Wilson <msw@redhat.com>
  - don't dig through /etc/fstab to find out if we have a filesystem on
    a RAID device, it's usually mounted by label so /dev/mdN isn't there
    at all (#46525)
* Wed Jun 27 2001 Bill Nottingham <notting@redhat.com>
  - require filesystem >= 2.1.0, otherwise we don't boot
* Fri Jun 22 2001 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - added a bunch of commands to nash
  - use pivot_root
  - support ext3
* Sat Jun 09 2001 Florian La Roche <Florian.LaRoche@redhat.de>
  - delete the exclusivearch line completely
* Fri Mar 23 2001 Matt Wilson <msw@redhat.com>
  - reset the state of findmodule after getting the modules we need
* Wed Feb 28 2001 Matt Wilson <msw@redhat.com>
  - changed the Requires on mktemp from >= 1.5 to >= 1.5-5 (which included
    -d support) (#30127)
* Fri Feb 23 2001 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - let nash be invoked as modprobe to avoid a modprobe failure to exec
  - nash will try to run arbitrary commands now (removing insmod as a special 
    case)
* Mon Feb 12 2001 Matt Wilson <msw@redhat.com>
  - add findutils to Requires line (#27269)
* Thu Feb 08 2001 Matt Wilson <msw@redhat.com>
  - added checks to load the modules i2o_block needs
* Wed Feb 07 2001 Bill Nottingham <notting@redhat.com>
  - fix utterly broken build
* Wed Jan 31 2001 Helge Deller <hdeller@redhat.com>
  - added mandir to nash Makefile (RH 6.x compatibility)
* Tue Jan 30 2001 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - added dependency on mktemp
* Thu Jan 25 2001 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - we need to insert xor.o before raid5.o
* Wed Jan 24 2001 Matt Wilson <msw@redhat.com>
  - code in RAID_AUTORUN ioctl fallback
  - fixed raidstart check flag from -z to -n
* Tue Jan 23 2001 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - switched to using nash from sash
* Tue Jan 23 2001 Matt Wilson <msw@redhat.com>
  - added patch from twaugh to avoid blindly adding scsi_mod
    and sd_mod to initrd if they are not needed (#24114)
* Thu Jan 11 2001 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero@redhat.com>
  - Enlarge initrds, needed for systems with both IDE and SCSI
    (Bug #23846)
  - Version 2.[6789] probably shouldn't identify itself as 2.6
    with --version. ;)
  - bzip2 source
* Wed Dec 20 2000 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - let the kernel autoload ide-cd
* Fri Dec 08 2000 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - added modular ide support
* Thu Aug 31 2000 Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin@redhat.com>
  - use mktemp to create temporary files and directories
* Sun Aug 06 2000 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - changes from Keith Owens for 2.4
* Wed Jul 05 2000 Matt Wilson <msw@redhat.com>
  - build on alpha
* Tue Jun 27 2000 Bill Nottingham <notting@redhat.com>
  - ignore 'unknown' aliases (they shouldn't be there anyways)
* Fri Jun 02 2000 Bill Nottingham <notting@redhat.com>
  - build on ia64
  - bump up initrd size on ia64
  - modules.confiscation, /usr/man -> /usr/share/man
* Wed May 03 2000 Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin@redhat.com>
  - make RPM pick up man page, regardless of compression
* Tue Feb 29 2000 Matt Wilson <msw@redhat.com>
  - add requirement for /sbin/losetup
* Mon Feb 07 2000 Matt Wilson <msw@redhat.com>
  - gzip manpage
* Thu Feb 03 2000 Matt Wilson <msw@redhat.com>
  - gzip manpage
* Mon Jan 10 2000 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - use sash, not ash
* Mon Jan 03 2000 Matt Wilson <msw@redhat.com>
  - use ash.static for /bin/sh, not sash
* Sat Jan 01 2000 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
  - configure loopback devices
* Wed Sep 29 1999 Bill Nottingham <notting@redhat.com>
  - sparc fixup from jakub
* Thu Sep 23 1999 Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm@redhat.com>
  - fix cleanup (blush!)
* Wed Sep 22 1999 Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm@redhat.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 <johnsonm@redhat.com>
  - Now automatically includes necessary raid modules
  - --omit-raid-modules now omits raid modules
  - tiny doc updates
* Fri Jul 30 1999 Bill Nottingham <notting@redhat.com>
  - updates from bugzila (#4243, #4244)
* Sat Mar 27 1999 Matt Wilson <msw@redhat.com>
  - --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 <msw@redhat.com>
  - updated description
* Mon Jan 11 1999 Matt Wilson <msw@redhat.com>
  - 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 <jbj@redhat.com>
  - import from ultrapenguin 1.1.
* Wed Oct 21 1998 Jakub Jelinek <jj@ultra.linux.cz>
  - 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 <ewt@redhat.com>
  - replaced --needs-scsi-mods (which is now the default) with
    --omit-scsi-mods
* Sat Aug 08 1998 Jeff Johnson <jbj@redhat.com>
  - correct obscure regex/shell interaction (hardwires tabs on line 232)
* Mon Jan 12 1998 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.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 <ewt@redhat.com>
  - made it use /bin/ash.static
* Thu Apr 17 1997 Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.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 <johnsonm@redhat.com>
  - 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.

Files

/sbin/grubby
/sbin/installkernel
/sbin/mkinitrd
/sbin/nash
/sbin/new-kernel-pkg
/usr/share/man/man8/grubby.8.gz
/usr/share/man/man8/mkinitrd.8.gz
/usr/share/man/man8/nash.8.gz


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