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From: Ian Stakenvicius <axs@g.o>
To: "gentoo-dev@l.g.o" <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Cc: "gentoo-dev@l.g.o" <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Let's redesign the entire filesystem! [was newsitem: unmasking udev-181]
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 02:33:48
Message-Id: 1F113AE5-F916-4F24-A4A3-5C142CC77438@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Let's redesign the entire filesystem! [was newsitem: unmasking udev-181] by Joshua Kinard
On 2012-03-12, at 9:22 PM, Joshua Kinard <kumba@g.o> wrote:

> > And yes, I've already tested out udev-181 on a VM with a > separate /usr. With devtmpfs, the system fully boots just fine, no > initramfs needed. Guess what the only piece of software to mess up is? > Udev. I largely think it's a timing issue in OpenRC, however, because /usr > DOES get mounted fairly quickly, but not before udevd starts. But udevd > does restart itself and everything looks to work fine. If you aren't > watching the terminal, you wouldn't even notice the failures. >
THANK YOU for testing this -- I could not forsee a reason, back when this process started, as to why openrc couldn't mount /usr before udev started. since devtmpfs should provide the source devnode anyways. It's good to have a (near) proof of that. Ian

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