I’ve updated mkinitcpio to the latest v33-1 which hit the Arch repos today. During the update process the following warning appeared:
warning: /etc/mkinitcpio.conf installed as /etc/mkinitcpio.conf.pacnew
When I run eos-pacdiff to view the differences between the two files, there are a number of lines in blue where (in some cases at least) the differences seem to be accounted for by decisions made during installation, or choices made by
At the bottom of the pacnew file is a section in green as follows:
# Decompress kernel modules during initramfs creation.
# Enable to speedup boot process, disable to save RAM
# during early userspace. Switch (yes/no).
which appears to be a new option, and is not enabled.
My interpretation of all the differences is that I should leave the lines in blue in my existing /etc/mkinitcpio.conf unchanged, and, if I want to, add the new section from the pacnew at the bottom of the file.