genkernel released 2010-12-25


I have just released genkernel to the testing tree.

From a high level point of view this release brings:

  • Unreleased patches laying around in Git (details below)
  • A much more up to date man page

Below you can find details on the changes since Besides the people contributing bug reports and patches, Andrew Gaffney and Robin H. Johnson deserve credit, too.

Please open bugs for any issues you run into.

Bug fixes

297814 Make sure loop cache directory exists
261122 Enable CONFIG_SCSI_MULTI_LUN option
262915 Properly apply NFS mount options
294268 Add support for isoboot= option
268818 Enable ext4 by default everywhere
270983 Add USB HID modules to modules_load and default kernel-config
301454 Only call set_bootloader is CMD_NOINSTALL is not set
268468 Make fbsplash switch to verbose mode in initramfs
341943 Allow compilation of busybox 1.7.4 with make 3.82

Documentation fixes

n/a man page: Propagate rename of –no-initrdmodules to –no-ramdisk-modules
251702 Mention both “initramfs” and “ramdisk” as available actions
346015 Document LUKS variable
346017 Document keymap= and dokeymap
n/a Update man page from output of –help
n/a Fix a reference to –nomenuconfig into –no-menuconfig
n/a Document –genzimage

Internal changes

  • Documented how releases are rolled
  • Migrated man page to AsciiDoc
  • Added a script to check how well documentation is in sync (maintenance/
  • Added a Makefile for generation of man page and release tarballs

Thanks for your interest.

Craig December 26th, 2010

There’s a patch that “adds proper mdadm support to genkernel generated initramfs” that is pretty important as without it, you cannot use genkernel if your mdadm array has a 1.x superbock. Would you mind applying it?

alonbl December 28th, 2010

If this project is still alive, please add support for software suspend (uswsusp), there is an open bug for this for ages.

r1k0 December 28th, 2010

It’s about time, especially when the last commit goes back to feb2010..
It’s a shame this piece of code is totally left unloved.

Genkernel is handy but really lacks attention and the so called maintainers have totally lost interested in it, kinda obvious when you read at the commit dates *and* the number of patches left unreplied.

Still, thanks for bumping it, it’s never too late.. (well almost knowing the number of different (better?) alternatives that pop up given the stale state of GK)

orangotango December 29th, 2010

I use genkernel on almost all kernel I’m compiling, so thank you for this tool.

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