Updated mkinitrd packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The initrd image is an initial RAM disk that is loaded by a boot loader before the Linux kernel is started. The mkinitrd utility creates the initrd file system image.
This update fixes the following bug:
* When creating the initrd file, the mkinitrd utility reads the configuration to determine what kernel modules to load and which module options to use. Previously, the mkinitrd utility only read the /etc/modprobe.conf configuration file. This update corrects this error, and when the /etc/modprobe.conf file does not exist, mkinitrd now attempts to read the configuration from the files located in /etc/modprobe.d/ instead. (BZ#694052
All users of mkinitrd are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.