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SubjectRe: [PATCH] init: Introduce rootdir bootparm to select which dir to sys_chroot
Al Boldi wrote:
> 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.
>

And yet another hack in the kernel!

Instead of heaping hack du jour into the kernel, write a small initramfs
that provides the appropriate functionality, please.

-hpa
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