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SubjectRe: [PATCH] rootfstype boot argument
actually, I did the rootfstype thing (and /proc/config but different
from Peter's) too, ages ago :)

http://www.ocston.org/~tigran/patches/rootfs-2.3.29-p1.patch

and it is nicer to call it rootfs than rootfstype, because:

a) compatible with SVR4

b) most people are running hacked versions of LILO shipped with major
distributions (Red Hat, SuSE etc) which have a limit of 79 bytes per
command line. One can overcome this limit with my BCP thing but only a
handful of people actually use it.

Regards,
Tigran

On Mon, 28 Feb 2000, Guest section DW wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 27, 2000 at 05:23:36PM -0700, Peter J. Braam wrote:
>
> > boot: linux rootfstype=InterMezzo
>
> Good!
>
> [Four years ago I submitted a patch for the same boot parameter:
> + * Added rootfstype= option: autodetection is unreliable, aeb, 960416
> Mount with autodetection is sometimes unreliable; people who need
> absolutely reliable operation use mount -t. But at boot time the
> kernel just guesses - very un-Unix-like.]
>
> Andries
>
> -----
> 2:34am up 1111 days, 15:23, 11 users, load average: 1.00, 1.00, 1.00
>


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