[rb-general] initramfs in-reproducible?!

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Thu Aug 17 02:29:06 CEST 2017

Hi lynxis,

> did anyone worked on initramfs reproducible issues? In particular I'm
> talking about initramfs when it's linked into the kernel and not
> appended.

I'm a little ignorant here; can you elaborate on the difference between
these two setups?

I've worked on getting initramfs reproducible in Debian (where they are
a separate initrd file) here:


Probably others too, but I can't find them right away. Related to this,
there is an open bug against diffoscope regarding not being able to see
the differences when multiple initrds/cpio archives are concatentated

Hope that helps :)

Best wishes,

     : :'  :     Chris Lamb
     `. `'`      lamby at debian.org / chris-lamb.co.uk

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