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SubjectRe: initramfs programs (was [RFC] klibc requirements)
"Eric S. Raymond" <> writes:

> greg k-h:
> >What does everyone else need/want there?
> dmidecode, so the init script can dump a DMI report in a known
> location such as /var/run/dmi.
> I want this for autoconfiguration purposes. If I can have it, I
> won't need /proc/dmi.

Why can't this happen inside the regular startup scripts? They know
where to put such files; the kernel-level stuff doesn't--I can't think
of any current situation where the kernel writes to an arbitrary file
in the filesystem as it boots. Sure, /var/run is in the FHS, but that
doesn't mean every system will have it.

IMHO, since /var/run/dmi is not needed by any stage of the kernel
boot, it should be created in the regular startup scripts (invoked by

Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.
--T. J. Jackson, 1863
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