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SubjectRe: udev: what's up with old /dev ?
On Monday 11 of October 2004 11:14, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> On Oct 11, 2004, at 01:15, Hacksaw wrote:
> >> The very first thing init does is open /dev/console, and if it doesn't
> >> exist the entire boot hangs.
> >
> > This raises a question: Would it be a useful thing to make a modified
> > init
> > that could run udev before it does anything else?
> FC3t2 boots from an "initrd" image that, among other things, mounts a
> tmpfs over "/dev" and creates "console", "null", "pts" and then
> proceeds to load "init".
... and it ignores root= kernel cmdline option. rootfs is hardcoded in initrd
which is very ugly.

Creating /dev entries on rootfs from initrd without hardcoding rootfs device
is quite problematic.
Arkadiusz Miśkiewicz PLD/Linux Team
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