Provided by: network-manager_1.36.4-2ubuntu1_amd64
nm-initrd-generator - early boot NetworkManager configuration generator
nm-initrd-generator [OPTIONS...] -- [CMDLINE...]
nm-initrd-generator scans the command line for options relevant to network configuration and creates configuration files for an early instance of NetworkManager run from the initial ramdisk during early boot.
-c | --connections-dir path Output connection directory. -p | --persistent-connections-dir path Persistent connection directory. If it exists, rd.neednet will not cause a default connection to be generated in absence of other options. -i | --initrd-data-dir path Output directory for initrd data (e.g. hostname). -d | --sysfs-dir path The sysfs mount point. -r | --run-config-dir path Output directory for config files. -s | --stdout Dump connections to standard output. Useful for debugging. CMDLINE The options that appear on the kernel command line. The following options are recognized: ip rd.route bridge bond team vlan ib.pkey bootdev nameserver rd.peerdns rd.bootif rd.ethtool rd.net.timeout.dhcp rd.net.timeout.carrier rd.znet rd.znet_ifnames BOOTIF Please consult the dracut.cmdline(7) manual for the documentation of the precise format of the values supported.
DIFFERENCES FROM THE NETWORK-LEGACY DRACUT MODULE
nm-initrd-generator generates a set of connections that are then configured by the NetworkManager instance running in the initrd. There are some differences in behavior compared to the network-legacy dracut module: • When an interface is configured with a static address and a gateway, the network-legacy module waits that the gateway responds to arping requests before proceeding, while NetworkManager doesn't. • network-legacy configures interfaces one by one in the order in which they are announced by udev. If multiple interfaces specify a hostname (from command line or from DHCP), the one from the last interface activated wins. With NetworkManager, hostnames from command line have higher precedence over ones from DHCP, and the last that appears in the command line wins. • NetworkManager supports the ib.pkey=PARENT.PKEY argument to set up an Infiniband partition on IPoIB parent device PARENT using the specified partition key PKEY. The partition key must be in hexadecimal notation without leading "0x", for example "ib.pkey=ib0.8004". • NetworkManager supports the rd.ethtool=INTERFACE:AUTONEG:SPEED kernel command line option to set up ethtool NIC configuration parameters AUTONEG and SPEED. The INTERFACE being configured must be specified, and the other parameters are optional and can be left blank. When SPEED is set, duplex mode is automatically set to 'full'. INTERFACE accepts string values, AUTONEG accepts boolean values (true and false / on or off / 0 or 1), and SPEED accepts positive integer values.
nm-initrd-generator exits with status 0. It ignores unrecognized options and prints an error message if it encounters a malformed option.