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Re: [F17-BRANCH] load modules needed by Anaconda (#804522)

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On Tue, 2012-03-27 at 14:49 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> David Cantrell (dcantrell@xxxxxxxxxx) said: 
> > On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 10:19:31AM -0400, Chris Lumens wrote:
> > > > Anaconda expects a minimum set of modules to be loaded, things
> > > > like raid1, etc.
> > > > 
> > > > NOTE: Tested by appending to initrd of Beta RC2
> > > 
> > > Yep, we did this back in the bad old days of loader.  I guess we do need
> > > to keep doing it.
> > 
> > Out of curiosity, is there any reason the kernel couldn't just be building
> > those directly in to the kernel image these days?  Seems silly to add this
> > thing to dracut to make sure we always load these modules.  Just put them in
> > the kernel image if everyone needs them, right?
> 
> Does it need done in dracut? This could be done with a /lib/modules-load.d
> systemd file (which would take effect on systems where anaconda is installed
> at runtime, though.)

That's what I was thinking - we don't support using any of this stuff
(raid, dm crypt/multipath, etc) in initramfs anyway, so we could just
write out /etc/modules-load.d/anaconda-storage.conf in lorax.

I'm testing a patch to do that now and will send it shortly.

This anaconda/dracut patch is already in f17-branch, though. Reverting
patches is fun and all (also: whee! fewer files!) but I'm not gonna be
upset if we decide to leave this alone and load modules via conf file in
F18.

-w

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