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SubjectRe: initrd redesign (was Re: Partition nightmare Was: Migrating to la
hpa@transmeta.com (H. Peter Anvin)  wrote on 14.06.99 in <3764D267.D50F125A@transmeta.com>:

> 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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