[ironic] IPA image does not want to boot with UEFI

Dmitry Tantsur dtantsur at redhat.com
Mon May 17 14:14:37 UTC 2021


I'm not sure. We have never hit this problem with DIB-built images before.
I know that TripleO uses an even larger image than one we publish on


On Wed, May 12, 2021 at 8:10 PM Vuk Gojnic <vuk.gojnic at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Dmitry,
> Thanks for additional tipps. When investigating the initrd I have
> noticed that the most of the space goes on firmware and
> modules/drivers. If we notice something not working with TinyIPA we
> can probably cherry-pick the modules that we need and leave everything
> else out and that way get smaller image.
> I have another question though - do you know how could we make
> Kernel/Grub accept to boot large initrd? How are other folks doing it?
> I assume not everybody is just using TinyIPA for production...
> Tnx!
> Vuk
> On Wed, May 12, 2021 at 5:36 PM Dmitry Tantsur <dtantsur at redhat.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > I'm glad that it worked for you!
> >
> > Before others follow your advice: the difference in size in DIB builds
> and tinyIPA is mostly because of firmware and kernel modules. If tinyIPA
> does not work for you or behaves in a weird way (no disks detected, some
> NICs not detected), then you're stuck with DIB builds.
> >
> > Vuk, there is one more option you could exercise. IPA-builder supports
> an --lzma flag to pack the initramfs with a more efficient algorithm:
> https://opendev.org/openstack/ironic-python-agent-builder/src/branch/master/ironic_python_agent_builder/__init__.py#L56
> .
> >
> > Dmitry
> >

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