Harald Hoyer

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Harald Hoyer
Born (1971-12-04) December 4, 1971 (age 51)
NationalityGerman, Austrian
OccupationSoftware engineer
EmployerRed Hat
Known fordracut, Gummiboot

Harald Hoyer is a computer programmer and photographer, best known for developing the dracut initramfs generator and framework,[1] the udev device manager of Linux,[1] the systemd replacement for the System V init daemon[1] and the Gummiboot EFI boot loader.[2] Harald Hoyer also made various contributions to the Linux Kernel, starting 1997.[3] In 2012, together with Kay Sievers, Hoyer was the main driving force behind merging the /lib, /bin and /sbin file system trees into /usr in the Fedora distribution[4]

He is employed by Red Hat, Inc.[5]

Harald Hoyer resides in Vaterstetten, Germany.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Harald Hoyer, Ohloh, archived from the original on 2012-09-29, retrieved 2012-10-08
  2. ^ Fabian, Scherschel, Gummiboot is an EFI boot loader that "just works", The H, archived from the original on 7 December 2013, retrieved 2012-10-08
  3. ^ Quake Masquerading Module, LKML.org, retrieved 2012-10-08
  4. ^ The Ever-Changing Linux Filesystems: Merging Directoris [sic] into /usr, linuxfoundation.org, retrieved 2012-10-08
  5. ^ a b Harald, Hoyer, About, retrieved 2013-12-23