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    SubjectRe: 2.4.19pre8aa3
    On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 09:36:30AM +0100, Russell King wrote:
    > On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 04:32:38AM +0200, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
    > > On Wed, May 15, 2002 at 11:06:51PM -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
    > > > --- snip from linuxrc ----
    > > > mount --ro -t $rootfs $rootdev /sysroot
    > > > pivot_root /sysroot /sysroot/initrd
    > > > ------
    > > >
    > > > This way you can specify both the root fs and - if wanted -
    > > > special mount options to the root fs. Then you pivot_root(2)
    > > > to move the root fs to / and the (old) initrd to /initrd.
    > >
    > > both lines are completly superflous, very misleading as well. I
    > > recommend to drop such two lines from all the full blown bug-aware
    > > linuxrc out there (of course after you apply the ordering fix to the
    > > kernel).
    >
    > Have you thought about reading Documentation/initrd.txt and following
    > the described method? (last modified December 2000 according to the
    > comments and the mtime on the file).

    I didn't noticed the API changed in the docs, so my suggestion of
    yesterday to remove such two lines is wrong sorry. I was only reading
    the kernel code and I was using my own old debugging initrd were I could
    reproduce the ext3 problem. Interestingly there's no way to guess the
    new API by only reading the kernel code like I was doing.

    Andrea
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