Package mkinitrd: Information

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Removed in the task: #216973
Package removed: Nikita Ermakov
Deletion date: Dec. 4, 2018
    Source package: mkinitrd
    Version: 3.0.32-alt1
    Build time:  May 10, 2014, 04:29 PM in the task #119472
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    License: GPL
    Summary: Creates an initial ramdisk image for preloading modules
    Mkinitrd creates filesystem images which are suitable for use as Linux
    initial ramdisk (initrd) images. Such images are often used for
    preloading the block device modules (such as IDE, SCSI or RAID) which
    are needed to access the root filesystem. Mkinitrd automatically loads
    IDE modules, all scsi_hostadapter entries in /etc/modules.conf, and
    raid modules if the system's root partition is on raid, which makes it
    simple to build and use kernels using modular device drivers.
    In other words, generic kernels can be built without drivers for any
    IDE/SCSI/RAID adapters which load appropriate driver as a module. Since
    the kernel needs to read those modules, but in this case it isn't able
    to address the IDE/SCSI/RAID adapter, an initial ramdisk is used. The
    initial ramdisk is loaded by the operating system loader (such as LILO
    or GRUB) and is available to the kernel as soon as the ramdisk is
    loaded. The ramdisk image loads the proper IDE/SCSI/RAID adapter and
    allows the kernel to mount the root filesystem. The mkinitrd program
    creates such a ramdisk using information found in the /etc/modules.conf

    List of rpms provided by this srpm:
    mkinitrd (noarch)
    mkinitrd-initramfs (noarch)

    Maintainer: Led

    List of contributors:
    Sergey Vlasov
    Dmitry V. Levin
    Anton Farygin

    Last changed

    May 10, 2014 Led 1:3.0.32-alt1
    - 3.0.32:
      + fixed modules installation
    Nov. 28, 2013 Led 1:3.0.31-alt1
    - 3.0.31:
      + scripts/functions: clean ups
      + scripts/functions: panic(): load modules for USB keyboard too
      + scripts/nbd_srp: fix searching ib device
      + clean ups
    Nov. 28, 2013 Led 1:3.0.30-alt1
    - 3.0.30:
      + fixed AddUdevRule()