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On Mon, 19 Sep 2011 04:57:10 -0400
Joshua Kinard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 09/19/2011 04:33, Michał Górny wrote:
> > Does the patch involve moving even more stuff to rootfs? If I'm
> > going to see /share directory or even more /usr/share files
> > in /lib, then I'm probably going to fork something too.
> Per our original discussion, isn't the only file udev is looking for
> pci.ids? If so, I honestly see no reason why that cannot exist
> in /etc. It fits in perfectly with other files
> like /etc/DIR_COLORS. If udev hardcodes the path too /usr/share,
> that's an easy patch then.
Could we stop putting random stuff in random dirs because 'it will
work'? /etc is _SYSCONFDIR_. I don't see how PCI IDs are config at all.
> And that's just one option. We can maintain a minimal pci.ids
> consisting only of disk drivers if need be in /etc, or find some
> other clever solution. We've got enough people here; someone oughta
> be able to figure something out.
As I see it, the simplest solution would be to lay out the minimal
initramfs contents to rootfs and make it mount /usr and stuff before
starting actual rc. This should cut all the complaints and possibly let
us move some stuff back to /usr where it belongs.