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Subject[PATCH v3] Make initramfs honor CONFIG_DEVTMPFS_MOUNT
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From: Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>

Make initramfs honor CONFIG_DEVTMPFS_MOUNT, and move
/dev/console open after devtmpfs mount.

Add workaround for Debian bug that was copied by Ubuntu.

Signed-off-by: Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>
---

v2 discussion: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1705.2/05611.html

drivers/base/Kconfig | 14 ++++----------
fs/namespace.c | 14 ++++++++++++++
init/main.c | 15 +++++++++------
3 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/base/Kconfig b/drivers/base/Kconfig
index f046d21..97352d4 100644
--- a/drivers/base/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/base/Kconfig
@@ -48,16 +48,10 @@ config DEVTMPFS_MOUNT
bool "Automount devtmpfs at /dev, after the kernel mounted the rootfs"
depends on DEVTMPFS
help
- This will instruct the kernel to automatically mount the
- devtmpfs filesystem at /dev, directly after the kernel has
- mounted the root filesystem. The behavior can be overridden
- with the commandline parameter: devtmpfs.mount=0|1.
- This option does not affect initramfs based booting, here
- the devtmpfs filesystem always needs to be mounted manually
- after the rootfs is mounted.
- With this option enabled, it allows to bring up a system in
- rescue mode with init=/bin/sh, even when the /dev directory
- on the rootfs is completely empty.
+ Automatically mount devtmpfs at /dev on the root filesystem, which
+ lets the system to come up in rescue mode with [rd]init=/bin/sh.
+ Override with devtmpfs.mount=0 on the commandline. Initramfs can
+ create a /dev dir as needed, other rootfs needs the mount point.

config STANDALONE
bool "Select only drivers that don't need compile-time external firmware"
diff --git a/fs/namespace.c b/fs/namespace.c
index f8893dc..06057d7 100644
--- a/fs/namespace.c
+++ b/fs/namespace.c
@@ -2417,7 +2417,21 @@ static int do_add_mount(struct mount *newmnt, struct path *path, int mnt_flags)
err = -EBUSY;
if (path->mnt->mnt_sb == newmnt->mnt.mnt_sb &&
path->mnt->mnt_root == path->dentry)
+ {
+ if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_DEVTMPFS_MOUNT) &&
+ !strcmp(path->mnt->mnt_sb->s_type->name, "devtmpfs"))
+ {
+ /* Debian's kernel config enables DEVTMPFS_MOUNT, then
+ its initramfs setup script tries to mount devtmpfs
+ again, and if the second mount-over-itself fails
+ the script overmounts a tmpfs on /dev to hide the
+ existing contents, then boot fails with empty /dev. */
+ printk(KERN_WARNING "Debian bug workaround for devtmpfs overmount.");
+
+ err = 0;
+ }
goto unlock;
+ }

err = -EINVAL;
if (d_is_symlink(newmnt->mnt.mnt_root))
diff --git a/init/main.c b/init/main.c
index 0ee9c686..0d8e5ec 100644
--- a/init/main.c
+++ b/init/main.c
@@ -1065,12 +1065,6 @@ static noinline void __init kernel_init_freeable(void)

do_basic_setup();

- /* Open the /dev/console on the rootfs, this should never fail */
- if (sys_open((const char __user *) "/dev/console", O_RDWR, 0) < 0)
- pr_err("Warning: unable to open an initial console.\n");
-
- (void) sys_dup(0);
- (void) sys_dup(0);
/*
* check if there is an early userspace init. If yes, let it do all
* the work
@@ -1082,8 +1076,17 @@ static noinline void __init kernel_init_freeable(void)
if (sys_access((const char __user *) ramdisk_execute_command, 0) != 0) {
ramdisk_execute_command = NULL;
prepare_namespace();
+ } else if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_DEVTMPFS_MOUNT)) {
+ sys_mkdir("/dev", 0755);
+ devtmpfs_mount("/dev");
}

+ /* Open the /dev/console on the rootfs, this should never fail */
+ if (sys_open((const char __user *) "/dev/console", O_RDWR, 0) < 0)
+ pr_err("Warning: unable to open an initial console.\n");
+ (void) sys_dup(0);
+ (void) sys_dup(0);
+
/*
* Ok, we have completed the initial bootup, and
* we're essentially up and running. Get rid of the
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