cloud-initramfs-tools 0.27ubuntu1.5 source package in Ubuntu


cloud-initramfs-tools (0.27ubuntu1.5) xenial; urgency=medium

  * sync with upstream at 0.40ubuntu1
    - whitespace changes.
    - rooturl: adjust squashfs url matching to not require '.'.
      Previously it would match <url>*.squashfs or <url>*.squash
      Now it will match <url>*squashfs or <url>*squash.  (LP: #1728048)
    - updateroot/*, debian/control: new package 'cloud-initramfs-updateroot'
    - debian/README.source: update upstream information for move to git.
    - overlayroot: change from storing password in
      /run/initramfs/overlayroot.passwd rather than randomly generated
    - overlayroot: avoid confusing systemd (LP: #1723183)
       + Mark / as 'noauto' in the newly written /etc/fstab
       + Comment out the read-only line for /.

 -- Scott Moser <email address hidden>  Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:57:35 -0500

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cloud-initramfs-copymods: copy initramfs modules into root filesystem for later use

 When booting with an external-to-root kernel and initramfs, you need
 to ensure that /lib/modules contains any necessary modules not already
 This package arranges for the modules in the initramfs to be placed
 into /lib/modules after the switchroot is done.

cloud-initramfs-dyn-netconf: write a network interface file in /run for BOOTIF

 This package provides an initramfs module that will write a simple
 network interfaces formated file to /run/network/interfaces with
 entries for any devices that were configured during initramfs.

cloud-initramfs-growroot: automatically resize the root partition on first boot

 This package adds functionality to an initramfs built by initramfs-tools.
 When installed, the initramfs will repartition a disk to make the
 root volume consume all space that follows it.
 You most likely do not want this package unless you know what you are
 doing. It is primarily interesting in a virtualized environment when
 a disk can provisioned with a size larger than its original size.
 In this case, with this package installed, you can automatically use
 the new space without requiring a reboot to re-read the partition table.

cloud-initramfs-rescuevol: boot off a rescue volume rather than root filesystem

 This package adds functionality to an initramfs built by initramfs-tools.
 When installed the initramfs will check to see if any partitions
 with a label of 'RESCUE_VOL' are attached. If such a volume is attached,
 it will boot off that volume rather than the root volume.
 This is useful in a cloud environment, when the user is able to attach
 and detach volumes to a running system, but has no other mechanism
 for interupting of fixing a failed boot. It is analogous to inserting
 a rescue CD into a system to recover from failure.

cloud-initramfs-rooturl: use a tarball or squashfs image in a url as the root filesystem

 Allows user to pass in root=
 Root filesystem will be tmpfs from that url.

cloud-initramfs-updateroot: extract a tarball over root filesystem before pivot

 Allows kernel command line updateroot=http://your.tar.gz
 And then tarball will be pulled and extracted over the root.

overlayroot: use an overlayfs on top of a read-only root filesystem

 This package adds functionality to an initramfs built by initramfs-tools.
 When installed and configured, the initramfs will mount an overlayfs
 filesystem on top of a read-only root volume.
 The changes can be written to a in-memory temporary filesystem, a
 filesystem on an existing block device, or a dmcrypt encrypted block