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SubjectRe: CML2-2.1.3 is available
Peter Samuelson <peter@cadcamlab.org>:
> > The version I just released does exactly that. Well, not exactly; it
> > actually looks at fstab -- /proc/mounts gives you '/dev/root' rather
> > than a physical device name in the root entry.
>
> /etc/fstab is hardly guaranteed to be accurate either. The kernel
> mounts the root device based on its command line and any pivot_root()
> calls you make, not based on /etc/fstab.
>
> [In practice, I imagine most people don't lie to fstab. The fsck init
> script would get annoyed.]

Agreed. The root device getting overridden by either of these means
is well into the territory an autoconfigurator cannot be reasonably
expected to cover.
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of the improbable...A man full of faith is simply one who has lost (or
never had) the capacity for clear and realistic thought. He is not a
mere ass: he is actually ill. -- H. L. Mencken
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