On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 12:26:59PM -0400, John Stoffel wrote:
If your customers wnat this feature, you're more than welcome to fork
the kernel and support it yourself. Oh wait... Redhat does that
already. So what's the problem? Just put it into RHEL (which I use
I admit, along with Debian/Mint) and be done with it.
If you make the RHEL initramfs harder to debug in the field, I will
await the time when some Red Hat field engineers will need to do the
same sort of thing I have had to do in the field, and be amused when
they want to shake you very warmly by the throat. :-)
Seriously, keep things as simple as possible in the initramfs; don't
use complicated bus protocols; that way lies madness. Enterprise
systems aren't constantly booting (or they shouldn't be, if your
kernels are sufficiently reliable :-), so trying to optimize for an
extra 2 or 3 seconds worth of boot time really, REALLY isn't worth it.