On 03/14/2012 20:45, Zac Medico wrote:
> On 03/14/2012 05:36 PM, David Leverton wrote:
>> On 14 March 2012 23:47, Zac Medico <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> It's more about what we're _not_ doing that what we're doing.
>> Clearly something must have changed in udev 181 to make
>> /usr-without-initramfs not work anymore, and someone must have done
>> something to make that change happen, unless udev has aquired the
>> ability to evolve by itself.
> You're pointing your finger at udev, but the udev change is just a
> symptom of a more general shift away from supporting the "/ is a
> self-contained boot disk that is independent of /usr" use case.
I think it's better to say that udev is one of the more important components
of your average Linux system that's decided to support a unified root + /usr
filesystem. If we were looking at some non-critical, non-boot service that
made this decision, then we wouldn't be having this discussion.
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