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SubjectRe: Differences between 2.2.x and 2.4.x initrd
Ben Collins wrote:
>
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 07:50:00AM +1100, Herbert Xu wrote:
> > Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> wrote:
> >
> > > Well, the point being that 2.2.x worked implicitly, and 2.4.x doesn't. I
> > > don't want to have to tell people who have been using tilo forever and a
> > > day that they now have to add additional command line to get it to work
> > > with 2.4.x.
> >
> > You don't have to. Just setup linuxrc to echo the right stuff into
> > /proc/sys/kernel/real-root-dev
>
> Yeah, which is listed under the "Obsolete" section in
> Documentation/initrd.txt. The assumption I'm making here is that if
> /linuxrc fails to execute, it falls back to /sbin/init on the currently
> mounted root filesystem. Assumptions are bad, but I don't see why it
> can't work like this. If there is a filesystem already mounted, it
> should be used.

Really? I always thought the standard behavior of initrd was "umount
ramdisk unless" not "umount ramdisk if", implying you need to do
something special (like root=/dev/ram) to keep the initrd around.

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