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Re: [PATCH] grub-mkconfig/10_linux: Support multiple early initrd images

From: Daniel Kiper
Subject: Re: [PATCH] grub-mkconfig/10_linux: Support multiple early initrd images
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2018 17:48:30 +0100
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On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 05:44:58PM -0500, Matthew S. Turnbull wrote:
> Add support for multiple, shared, early initrd images. These early
> images will be loaded in the order declared, and all will be loaded
> before the initrd image.
> While many classes of data can be provided by early images, the
> immediate use case would be for distributions to provide CPU
> microcode to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.
> There are two environment variables provided for declaring the early
> images.
> * GRUB_EARLY_INITRD_LINUX_STOCK is for the distribution declare
>   images that are provided by the distribution or installed packages.
>   If undeclared, this will default to a set of common microcode image
>   names.
> * GRUB_EARLY_INITRD_LINUX_CUSTOM is for user created images. User
>   images will be loaded after the stock images.
> These separate configurations allow the distribution and user to
> declare different image sets without clobbering each other.
> This also makes a minor update to ensure that UUID partition labels
> stay disabled when no initrd image is found, even if early images are
> present.
> This is a continuation of a previous patch published by Christian
> Hesse in 2016:
> Down stream Gentoo bug:
> Signed-off-by: Robin H. Johnson <address@hidden>
> Signed-off-by: Matthew S. Turnbull <address@hidden>

Reviewed-by: Daniel Kiper <address@hidden>

If there are not objections I will apply this in a week or so.


PS Please CC me next time.

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