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Sunday, June 18 • 1:15pm - 1:50pm
mkosi-initrd in Fedora

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mkosi-initrd is a new project to redesign the contents of the initrd and how it is built. The initrd is built directly from system packages, ideally without modifications and work-arounds. The configuration is declarative (just a list of packages) and the results are reproducible.

In the initrd, systemd and systemd units do all the work. There is no additional scripting and magic initrd sauce. This means that packages have to adjust to work correctly in the initrd. The good news is that most packages already behave correctly.

In the longer perspective, initrds will be built in package build system, koji.

The proposal to provide mkosi-initrd and offer either locally-built or centrally-built mkosi-initrd initrds has been submitted for Fedora 39. This talk will describe the why and the how of the change, and the plans for the future.

avatar for Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek

Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek

software engineer, Red Hat
systemd maintainer

Sunday June 18, 2023 1:15pm - 1:50pm CEST
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