On 2012-03-12, at 9:22 PM, Joshua Kinard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> And yes, I've already tested out udev-181 on a VM with a
> separate /usr. With devtmpfs, the system fully boots just fine, no
> initramfs needed. Guess what the only piece of software to mess up is?
> Udev. I largely think it's a timing issue in OpenRC, however, because /usr
> DOES get mounted fairly quickly, but not before udevd starts. But udevd
> does restart itself and everything looks to work fine. If you aren't
> watching the terminal, you wouldn't even notice the failures.
THANK YOU for testing this -- I could not forsee a reason, back when this process started, as to why openrc couldn't mount /usr before udev started. since devtmpfs should provide the source devnode anyways. It's good to have a (near) proof of that.