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Rich Freeman wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 9:27 PM, William Hubbs <email@example.com> wrote:
>> here is the udev 181 unmasking news item.
>> If all goes well, this will be committed to the tree on 3/14 UTC.
> I guess this might be OK for unstable, but before this goes stable we
> really need to improve the docs around this. As far as I can tell
> neither the genkernel nor dracut docs have specific instructions about
> how to handle mounting /usr. Since having a separate /usr is often
> the result of having a more complex configuration (nfs, lvm, mdraid,
> etc), instructions explaining how things work and how to handle
> variations is pretty important. Perhaps genkernel automagically does
> the right thing in some cases, but I know that dracut does not unless
> you properly configure it. I doubt either tool will handle more
> complex situations without some scripting.
> I'm not really asking for automation here - just documentation and
> reasonable stability in how things work.
> Again, this is likely more of a concern before this is stabilized.
> However, knowing what I went through to get my bind-mounted /usr on
> LVM+mdraid working with dracut, I can imagine that any unstable users
> with tricky setups could face a fun weekend.
> Perhaps a suggestion for the news item. I'd recommend that anybody
> who needs an initramfs to mount /usr get that working BEFORE they
> upgrade udev. This situation is a heck of a lot easier to figure out
> if the system still can be booted when the initramfs doesn't work.
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