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    SubjectRe: initrd redesign (was Re: Partition nightmare Was: Migrating to la (H. Peter Anvin)  wrote on 14.06.99 in <>:

    > Werner Almesberger wrote:

    > > The next step would then be to let init exit to another init. I'm not
    > > sure if "exec" covers all cases, so I'd be more inclined to do all
    > > this in an exec-init loop, with the possibility to change the name of
    > > init (a la init=... from the boot command line) via /proc.
    > exec() init works just fine. I have used it. I don't think there is
    > any need to put that in kernel space.

    In fact, I believe that happens when init gets upgraded on a Debian system
    - the old version exec()s the new version.

    Hmm. Don't see it in the pre/postinst scripts. But it's definitely in the
    manpage (telinit u).

    MfG Kai

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