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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:30 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] genkernel initramfs and kernel images file format Reply with quote

Hi,

I've been using genkernel for years now (gentoo-sources or hardened), and I would usually end up with something like this in /boot:

Code:
kernel-genkernel-x86_64-x.y.z-gentoo
initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-x.y.z-gentoo


However, today's build on a fresh system yielded the following files:

Code:
vmlinuz-x.y.z-gentoo-x86_64
initramfs-x.y.z-gentoo-x86_64.img


Both file names now have a completely different format.

Why is that?
Has anything changed recently?
The Gentoo Handbook doesn't seem to mention anything about this.

This is Genkernel's output:

Code:
* Gentoo Linux Genkernel; Version 4.0.1
* Using genkernel configuration from '/etc/genkernel.conf' ...
* Running with options: --mdadm --kernel-config=/usr/src/linux/.config.custom.template all

* Working with Linux kernel 4.19.86-gentoo for x86_64
* Using kernel config file '/usr/src/linux-4.19.86-gentoo/.config.custom.template' ...
*
* Note: The version above is subject to change (depends on config and status of kernel sources).

* kernel: >> Initializing ...
*         >> Running 'make mrproper' ...
*         >> Running 'make oldconfig' ...
*         >> Re-running 'make oldconfig' due to changed kernel options ...
*         >> Kernel version has changed (probably due to config change) since genkernel start:
*            We are now building Linux kernel 4.19.86-gentoo-x86_64 for x86_64 ...
*         >> Compiling 4.19.86-gentoo-x86_64 bzImage ...
*         >> Compiling 4.19.86-gentoo-x86_64 modules ...
*         >> Installing 4.19.86-gentoo-x86_64 modules (and stripping) ...
*         >> Generating module dependency data ...
*         >> Saving config of successful build to '/etc/kernels/kernel-config-4.19.86-gentoo-x86_64' ...

* initramfs: >> Initializing ...
*         >> Appending devices cpio data ...
*         >> Appending base_layout cpio data ...
*         >> Appending auxilary cpio data ...
*         >> Appending blkid cpio data ...
*         >> Appending busybox cpio data ...
*         >> Appending mdadm cpio data ...
*         >> Appending modprobed cpio data ...
*         >> Appending modules cpio data ...
*         >> Appending linker cpio data ...
*         >> Deduping cpio ...
*         >> Pre-generating initramfs' /etc/ld.so.cache ...
*         >> Compressing cpio data (.xz) ...

* Kernel compiled successfully!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vieri,

Only the names. Genkernel now follows upstream naming convention more closely.

There should be a news item. At least, a draft news item was discussed on the -dev mailing list.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Neddy.
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