Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 91170
"Building the Kernel" documentation improvements
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:50 EDT
Description of problem:
In Section 30.5 and Appendix A.2 step 11, the text says that using SCSI
or ext3 modules requires an initrd. There is another case that is used
by default that requires an initrd. If the root filesystem partition is
indicated in /etc/fstab with "LABEL=/", then initrd is required. initrd
runs linuxrc, which executes the nash command 'mkrootdev /dev/root' in
order to find the root filesystem.
The /boot directory contains a file named module-info-'kernelversion', but
there does not seem to be any documentation that describes how this
files is created. A google search finds many people asking this question,
but no definitive answer.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I was working from the web documentation as of 2003-5-19.
Steps to Reproduce:
The module-info-<kernel> doesn't exist in the latest RH kernel builds.
I added information about needing an initrd if labels are used in /etc/fstab.
Thanks for the suggestions. It will be in the next version.