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From: Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: newsitem: unmasking udev-181
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 08:44:21
Message-Id: 20120313084306.GC1197@waltdnes.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: newsitem: unmasking udev-181 by Rich Freeman
On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 09:53:25PM -0500, Rich Freeman wrote

> Perhaps a suggestion for the news item. I'd recommend that anybody > who needs an initramfs to mount /usr get that working BEFORE they > upgrade udev. This situation is a heck of a lot easier to figure out > if the system still can be booted when the initramfs doesn't work.
Question... does it have to be an initramfs, or can the vast majority of simple cases be handled by a simple initscript in /bin or /sbin that mounts /usr, and does whatever else is required, before handing off control to /sbin/init. I've migrated to mdev, so I won't be seeing this problem, but a simple solution that works for 95% of users might be the way to go. For the more complex situations, an initramfs will be necessary. -- Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: newsitem: unmasking udev-181 "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: newsitem: unmasking udev-181 "Canek Peláez Valdés" <caneko@×××××.com>