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SubjectRe: [PATCH] init: Introduce rootdir bootparm to select which dir to sys_chroot
> On Tue, 6 Nov 2007 13:40:26 +0300 Al Boldi <a1426z@gawab.com> 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.
>
>
> Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> Signed-off-by: Al Boldi <a1426z@gawab.com>
>
> ---
>
> --- a/init/do_mounts.c
> +++ b/init/do_mounts.c
> @@ -252,6 +252,15 @@ __setup("rootflags=", root_data_setup);
> __setup("rootfstype=", fs_names_setup);
> __setup("rootdelay=", root_delay_setup);
>
> +static char * __initdata root_dir;
> +static int __init root_dir_setup(char *str)
> +{
> + root_dir = strcat("./",str);
> + return 1;
> +}
> +
> +__setup("rootdir=", root_dir_setup);

Please update Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt when adding __setup
options.

> static void __init get_fs_names(char *page)
> {
> char *s = page;
> @@ -469,6 +478,10 @@ void __init prepare_namespace(void)
> mount_root();
> out:
> sys_mount(".", "/", NULL, MS_MOVE, NULL);
> +
> + if(root_dir)
> + sys_chdir(root_dir);
> +

Please run scripts/checkpatch.pl across all patches before sending them to
anyone.

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