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On 3/14/12 10:58 AM, Matthew Summers wrote:
> __Everyone__ is already using an initramfs, therefore there are no
> initramfs-less systems anymore (it may just be empty). Every single
> person reading this thread that has not already done so needs to
> immediately go read the relevant documentation located in
> then and only then can a real discourse be had.
Yawn, I don't and I won't since I don't need it. Why should I?
> 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,
Because at least for me is *totally* pointless.
My main system is with a single partition so I shouldn't care much, I
have a system that has a separate /usr so probably I'll have *some* pain
once I'll upgrade it if I don't merge /usr and / partitions before.
Still the whole idea brings us back to the freebsd "everything in /usr"
while would make more sense go the hurd way "everything in /" if there
is a sound reason to merge those. Beside the whole
/usr/share/id-data-du-jour-my-udev-rule-might-need and the I-want-glib
and I-want-dbus bandwagon I hadn't seen any compelling reason.
Having anything as complex as dbus for early boot sounds dangerous or frail.