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SubjectRe: [PATCH] init: Introduce rootdir bootparm to select which dir to sys_chroot
H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Al Boldi wrote:
> > Al Boldi wrote:
> >> This patch introduces a rootdir kernel boot parameter, which specifies
> >> the path to the kernel sys_chroot boot dir.
> >>
> >> This is useful for systems that have more than one distribution
> >> installed on the same fs/partition.
> This seems like something that should be done via an initramfs.

Agreed. But, not everybody boots their systems via initramfs, and even if
they did, they also have to know how to reconfigure it.

In contrast, this patch offers the rootdir functionality as a simple bootparm
and without any extra initramfs dependency.



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