software raid auto assembly problem on Xen host

Michael Torrie torriem at
Wed Mar 3 23:11:59 MST 2010

Andrew McNabb wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 05:07:10PM -0700, Michael Torrie wrote:
>> Yeah. I'm going to try to avoid doing this for now, since having to
>> manually create the initrd after every kernel upgrade is not something
>> we want to do on our production servers, for the sake of maintainability.
> Dracut automatically copies over many important configuration files to
> the initrd, and it's just a simple command to regenerate the initrd.  I
> haven't specifically checked, but I would be surprised if modprobe.conf
> weren't automatically copied into the initrd.  Dracut is fairly new, so
> you probably won't get to enjoy it on servers for another year or so.
> But you can look forward to it. :)

Guess you missed the part about me using RHEL.  I don't think RHEL is
part of it just yet.  But I think mkinitrd does something similar.

Thanks for the tip!  I bet if I blacklist the dm module, the initrd will
pick it up.

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