solving the wrong problem?
Posted Sep 22, 2008 19:43 UTC (Mon) by tytso
In reply to: solving the wrong problem?
Parent article: KS2008: Bootstrap code
To restate it slightly: a Red Hat/Fedora guy is starting with the Red Hat/Fedora solution and hoping/expecting that it will work for everybody after a bit (or even a lot) of tinkering.
Actually, what Dave said is that all three distro's initrd systems suck, just in different ways, and he's going to start from scratch to create something cleaner. It will be something that is designed to work on Fedora, yes, but other distro's will be welcome to comment and submit improvements to allow it to work for them.
Dave didn't write the original Red Hat / Fedora initrd, so he doesn't have any pride/ego investment in the current code. So honestly, what he offered to do is really the best the community could for hope for, and I think will ultimately lead to improvements for everyone.
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