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SubjectRe: [PATCH] NFS: Make NFS root work again
David Howells wrote:
> Make NFS root work by creating a "/root" directory to satisfy the mount,
> otherwise the path lookup for the mount fails with ENOENT.
>
> Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
> ---
>
> init/do_mounts.c | 5 ++++-
> 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/init/do_mounts.c b/init/do_mounts.c
> index 46fe407..967b852 100644
> --- a/init/do_mounts.c
> +++ b/init/do_mounts.c
> @@ -270,7 +270,10 @@ static void __init get_fs_names(char *page)
>
> static int __init do_mount_root(char *name, char *fs, int flags, void *data)
> {
> - int err = sys_mount(name, "/root", fs, flags, data);
> + int err;
> +
> + sys_mkdir("/root", 0755);
> + err = sys_mount(name, "/root", fs, flags, data);
> if (err)
> return err;

It seems to me that if sys_mkdir() fails with anything other other
than EEXISTS, then sys_mount() will continue to fail. Is this
something that we care about?

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