Gentoo Websites Logo
Go to: Gentoo Home Documentation Forums Lists Bugs Planet Store Wiki Get Gentoo!
Bug 452746 - genkernel(8) ramdisk options text
Summary: genkernel(8) ramdisk options text
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Hosted Projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: genkernel (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Genkernel Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-01-17 22:52 UTC by Aaron
Modified: 2017-01-03 04:38 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description Aaron 2013-01-17 22:52:13 UTC
genkernel(8) has misleading text under "RAMDISK OPTIONS." The current text says "The following options can be passed as kernel parameters from the bootloader, which the ramdisk scripts would recognize." Genkernel does not actually pass these options. According to ryao@, this is to document options specific to the genkernel created ramdisk/initramfs. The text should at least specify that these options are not passed automatically and/or handled by /usr/bin/genkernel.

My suggestion is "The following options are available to be passed as kernel parameters from the bootloader. Genkernel will not handle this operation, please refer to your bootloader documentation for a more complete description of each."

It is probably also worth noting that "Genkernel also enables the use of the following ramdisk/initramfs commands:", but I cannot confirm the validity of this.
Comment 1 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2017-01-03 04:38:58 UTC
[master 5b36ad3] doc: cleanup manpage
 1 file changed, 52 insertions(+), 41 deletions(-)