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SubjectRe: Partition nightmare Was: Migrating to larger numbers
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Followup to:  <01JC9S6LXMO2001ICW@rcum.uni-mb.si>
By author: DAVID BALAZIC <david.balazic@uni-mb.si>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> Bradley M Keryan (keryan@andrew.cmu.edu) wrote :
>
> > On Thu, 10 Jun 1999, DAVID BALAZIC wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Many people discussed the problems with partition names,
> > > like finding the correct partition , shifting partition IDs
> > > when changing HW configuration , etc.
> > >
> > > I have s simple solution for that:
> > > Use partition names.
> >
> > This is (at least on the PC) a userspace issue.
>
> Not really, because you can't mount root ( / ) from userspace :-)
>

Actually you can; it's called initrd. Currently, of course, initrd
uses this funny hybrid user space-kernel space scheme for remounting
the root; I believe that should be changed so that you actually mount
the new root in a standard fashion and pass the kernel a file
descriptor to the new root.

-hpa
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