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From: Michael Orlitzky <michael@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:14:02 -0400
On 03/14/12 14:56, Zac Medico wrote:
> On 03/14/2012 11:36 AM, Maxim Kammerer wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 19:58, Matthew Summers
>> <quantumsummers@g.o> wrote:
>>> Why is an in-kernel initramfs so bad anyway? I am baffled. Its quite
>>> nice to have a minimal recovery env in case mounting fails, etc, etc,
>>> etc.
>>
>> There is nothing bad about initramfs. I think that you are misreading
>> the arguments above.
> 
> Whatever the arguments may be, the whole discussion boils down to the
> fact that the only people who seem to have a "problem" are those that
> have a separate /usr partition and simultaneously refuse to use an
> initramfs.

People just don't like change for the sake of change, and haven't been
shown any benefits yet. I don't have a separate /usr anywhere, but if I
did, I would have to rebuild and test a good number of custom kernels
that would eventually need to wind up on production servers.

It would take a least a day's worth of work, not to mention staying late
to make the switch overnight. If you can offer me something cool for it,
great; but at the moment people are being offered "it will work the same
as it did yesterday," which sucks, because it works that way now.

Sure, there will be improvements in the future, but it can feel a lot
like treading water sometimes.


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Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Zac Medico
References:
Re: Re: newsitem: unmasking udev-181
-- William Hubbs
Let's redesign the entire filesystem! [was newsitem: unmasking udev-181]
-- Joshua Kinard
Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem! [was newsitem: unmasking udev-181]
-- James Broadhead
Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem! [was newsitem: unmasking udev-181]
-- Joshua Kinard
Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem! [was newsitem: unmasking udev-181]
-- Duncan
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Joshua Kinard
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Greg KH
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Philip Webb
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Greg KH
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Greg KH
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Maxim Kammerer
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Zac Medico
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Matthew Summers
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Maxim Kammerer
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Zac Medico
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