Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 190917
Add support for /sbin/linuxrc.local
Last modified: 2009-05-05 17:33:38 EDT
Description of problem:
In some cases it is convenient with hooks for local customizations such as the
already existing /sbin/halt.local hook.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create /sbin/linuxrc.local executable
It does not get executed
It is executed by linuxrc on bootup.
Patch on the way.
Created attachment 128693 [details]
Patch implementing requested feature
I would like to have the possibility to customize the initrd but not only with a
local linuxrc. I suggest that mkinitrd should source scripts that are in
/etc/sysconfig/mkinitrd-scripts or /etc/mkinitrd-scripts. This make it possible
to add also own files to the initrd, e.g. binaries for userland-suspend
I have realized that my patch does not nearly add all the hooks which could be
needed. I have also found a need for a hook later in linuxrc after modules have
been loaded. And I'd also like a way to bind mount a subdirectory of some file
system and use that as root rather than using a full file system as root. If
someone can come up with a simple way to have such different hooks in linuxrc,
it would make installation easier for me.
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
This feature seems not to be implemented in FC6, too.
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This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
mkinitrd at this point is "critical bugfixes only" and this certainly doesn't qualify. The likely successor, dracut, already has some functionality like this and with any luck will be used for F12. But for the purposes of mkinitrd, this is a WONTFIX