1.96.1. RHBA-2011:1017: mkinitrd bug fix update
Updated mkinitrd packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The mkinitrd utility creates file system images for use as initial RAM disk (initrd) images.
* Prior to this update, modules and options contained in the configuration files (*.conf) in the /etc/modprobe.d/ directory were ignored when generating a new initrd image. This update resolves the problem by adding the configuration files to the list of files checked for modules and options during the initrd image creation. (BZ#564392
* Prior to this update, the cryptomgr module was not installed in the initrd image. As a result, because the Linux kernel versions 2.6.18-258 and later require cryptomgr to be installed in the initrd image when using the dm-crypt subsystem, it was not possible to decrypt any Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) partition when dm-crypt was used. This update resolves the problem by adding cryptomgr to the initrd image when dm-crypt is used so that decrypting LUKS partitions now works as expected. (BZ#694534
All mkinitrd users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.