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Fedora 12 Dracut

Fedora 12 (Constantine) contains a new infrastructure for populating and building an initramfs image called Dracut. Dracut is a replacement for both the mkinitrd build script and the nash script interpreter. The project was started by Jeremy Katz when he worked at Redhat as a result of discussions at a Linux Summit a couple of years ago and some community prodding by David Jones. Currently Harald Hoyer, who works for Redhat, is the owner of the project. In this post I examine Dracut in detail and show the major differences between the existing and new infrastructures. I assume that if