[Rear-users] P2V and including modules in the initrd

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Thu Sep 30 16:35:38 CEST 2010


Currently ReaR uses udev to create a list of modules it requires for 
its initrd in order to restore (possibly using the network). This works 
fine if you are restoring to exactly the same hardware, but as soon as you 
are restoring to different hardware, it's possible your drivers are not 
part of the initrd, and restoring fails.

So we really prefer that all modules are part of the initrd, even if this 
is not always necessary. (Yes, in a disaster you don't want this to be an 
issue ;-))

So, would it be acceptable to drop the udev-logic and replace it by a much 
more simple include all storage and network drivers and their 
dependencies ? Might get you an initrd that is 40MB larger though.

Kind regards,
--   dag wieers,  dag at wieers.com,  http://dag.wieers.com/   --
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