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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:04:06 +0000
On Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:58:26 -0500
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.

Because the initramfs is just replacing what / used to be, and it's
even less well handled than "stuff not in /usr" is just now. All using
an initramfs does is move the dependencies problem from somewhere where
we have a solution that used to work and that still mostly works to
somewhere where we don't have anything at all.

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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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
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