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On Fri, May 04, 2012 at 09:41:34PM -0500, William Hubbs wrote:
> On Fri, May 04, 2012 at 08:46:21PM -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > On Friday 04 May 2012 19:06:37 William Hubbs wrote:
> > > If you use an initramfs to pre-mount /usr, all of these issues are moot
> > > and things just work (tm). Mike's sep-usr use flag option on busybox
> > > may do this, but see below.
> > >
> > > - Separate /usr without initramfs blocks the /usr merge.
> > > In my original request to have your vote reviewed, I pointed out the
> > > document which asserts that the /usr merge is a good thing and pointed
> > > out the thread in which we discussed it on -dev. The arguments
> > > supporting it are strong, and I haven't seen any technical argument
> > > against it that would not be addressed by using an initramfs with
> > > separate /usr. If you are using an initramfs, you will never know
> > > when the /usr merge happens, but if you are using something like
> > > Mike's option your system is not compatible with the merge.
> > why exactly do you say that ? i already explained that busybox[sep-usr] works
> > perfectly fine in a /usr-merged world. the /ginit static ELF literally needs
> > nothing else in the system to work. you could boot a rootfs where the only
> > thing in / was ginit and it wouldn't be a problem.
> Ah ok, maybe this is the answer then. That's why I said above that I
> wasn't sure.
> If you are installing the ginit binary directly in /, we may be good
> to go. :-)
This is pretty slick. I'm running with an initramfs, but I may test your
code here in a few.
Also, I think I found something I'm going to send you a patch for. I'll
handle that in private email though.