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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.

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