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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:19 pm    Post subject: mdev support in genkernel Reply with quote

Hello

I understand that the developers have taken a design decision to use udev in genkernel. As a resolute opponent of systemd and eager user of openrc as well as mdev at boot I want to politely ask for a command line option to be added to genkernel similar to the luks and lvm options.

Something like:
Code:
genkernel --mdev
would be super nice!
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Whissi
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This won't happen, please read https://bugs.gentoo.org/740098#c6 where I tried to explain.

In short: It's not worth it. And it's not even that simple like adding an additional option: Included packages are now linking against udev. You would have to implement something like USE flags for gkbuilds. If you managed to do that you would now have to maintain two different linuxrc scripts because udev allowed us to get rid of manual program calls whereas mdev would still require that you manually assemble raid, LVM... In the end you will end up with basically two genkernel versions in one -- a maintenance nightmare. Not to mention that you are also doubling testing effort.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not that hard to build your own kernel if you don't need initramfs.
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