Just a heads up that there will be a new mkinitcpio release with a bunch of patches coming.
Dave Reisner email@example.com 12:57 AM (10 hours ago) to arch-projects Hi all, What follows this is the changes I have in store for the next release, which I'll be tagging 0.9.0. There's one change not included, but I'll explain what that is. I realize this patchset is huge, and I don't expect anyone to look through it in its entirety. However, there's two things worth pointing out here that I'd appreciate some feedback on: * Changes to install hook API I've added some new functions: - add_checked_modules - add_all_modules - add_runscript These are intended to replace all_modules and checked_modules, which currently return the list of modules that the caller should add. The new functions simply go ahead and queue the modules for addition rather than making the caller do something with them. add_runscript does some introspection to figure out which hook called it and add the appropriate script from /usr/lib/initcpio/hooks. The general idea here is that we're getting rid of using MODULES, FILES, BINARIES, and SCRIPT in the install hooks and we'll be down to a singular method of adding files to the image. With the refactored error parsing, mkinitcpio can properly detect errors from any add_* function, which should improve the experience a bit. Consider the next release the deprecation warning, though I'm not sure when I'll remove things. I've made sure that current hooks continue to work in the same way. There's no explicit callout during runtime about these things being deprecated, but maybe there should be? I'll plan on fixing all the hooks in the repos myself. Since this is new API, I'd like to get it right the first time. If anyone sees anything lacking, room for improvement, or wants to send me death threats, feel free. * Support for late running hooks I've refactored running hooks in early userspace and we now support a second run after root has been mounted. To make things simple, current hook files only need to define an extra function run_latehook() to be considered. Hooks run in reverse order from the normal run. lsinitcpio of course gains support for reading these. We already have some obvious candidates to use this feature: udev and shutdown. udev startup/shutdown no longer needs to be hardcoded in /init, and shutdown can delete modules before copying / over to /run/initramfs, saving some modicum of space in tmpfs. I'm also tempted to move mounting of /usr to a late running hook, but I'm sure that we'll see some breakage by doing this, even with proper warnings. Opinions here welcome. The final unlisted change is what I referred to earlier about udev. Since the udev hook would be handling its own startup/shutdown, we'd simply yank those if blocks out of /init and carry on. I've been testing this and it works quite well. Random feedback and tomatoes unrelated to the above points are welcome, as always. Cheers, d Dave Reisner (19): use MODULEDIR as reference for *.(order|builtin) files mkinitcpio: separate logic to resolve kernel version document special kernel cmdline parameters refactor error tracking in build hooks mmc: package as mode 644, not 755 functions: remove get_dirname and get_basename functions: move --try logic into add_module move -g option checking to parseopts loop functions: introduce add_checked_modules and add_all_modules functions: introduce add_runscript use new API for install hooks init: correct trimming of earlymodules and MODULES init_functions: move running hooks to separate func init: add support for late running hooks shutdown: package as 644, install as 755 shutdown: convert to late hook buildsys: fix clean target lsinitcpio: extract the image to a tempdir lsinitcpio: add support for listing late hooks Makefile | 2 +- functions | 125 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------- hooks/shutdown | 3 +- init | 26 +++-------- init_functions | 27 +++++++++++ install/consolefont | 6 +-- install/filesystems | 4 +- install/fsck | 4 ++ install/fw | 8 +++- install/ide | 4 +- install/keymap | 4 +- install/memdisk | 9 ++-- install/mmc | 7 ++- install/pata | 6 ++- install/resume | 2 +- install/sata | 6 ++- install/scsi | 9 ++-- install/shutdown | 7 +-- install/sleep | 2 +- install/usb | 12 +++-- install/usbinput | 5 ++- install/virtio | 2 +- lsinitcpio | 70 +++++++++++++++++++++-------- mkinitcpio | 59 ++++++++++++++---------- mkinitcpio.8.txt | 51 +++++++++++++++++++++ 25 files changed, 317 insertions(+), 143 deletions(-) mode change 100755 => 100644 install/mmc mode change 100755 => 100644 shutdown
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GUI's?? We don't need no stinkin' GUI's!!!