On 20 Oct 2004, at 17:39, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
>> Good point that. But TBH I'd not expect this to be necessary in the
>> initrd. I'm not talking about the root filesystem after all.
>> Debian does all of the md stuff in an initrd anyway these days :)
Not on this bloody box it doesn't :-(
>> I rebuilt the initrd BUT I didn't use the rebuilt one - having done
>> rebuild I looked at the new and old initrd files, and the difference
>> was this :
>>>> backup# diff /tmp/new.ird /tmp/old.ird
>> < ./lib/tls
>> < ./lib/tls/libc.so.6
>>>> so the old one is using a special directory for libc6 for whatever
>> Hmm that's odd, the initrd should include all of the modules for the
> 2.6 kernel, which would be a big difference.
Ah - sorry - I may not have been clear enough there. In the above "old
one" the initrd which was made/installed when I installed the 2.6.8
kernel using apt-get.
> Did you build it using "mkinitrd -o /wherever/you/keep/your/initrd
No - I built it using mkinitrd -o /somewhere/else deliberately so
that it wouldn't trample on the old one, and so that I could then
compare them. I didn't specify the modules dir, but it picks the one
belonging to the running kernel by default.
> Hmmmm, is raidtools (or raidtools2) still hanging around? It and mdadm
> might be having a tiff.
Nope - no raidtools.
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