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SubjectRe: Rootfs mounted from user space - problem with umount
Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:

>I'm missing something - why not use an initrd and pivot_root and then
>unmount the old root? Seems to work here.
>
>

I'm using the 2.6.0-test9 kernel and initramfs to store video mode data
that my kernel mods will read during boot. Using cpio is a lot easier
than making a file system using the loopback device. I want to keep
the rootfs around since I can modify it and then cpio it back up in a
shutdown script for next boot.

If I used initrd I'd also have to set up a usable filesystem. This way
I can just have data in there.

John




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