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To: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
From: William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>
Subject: Re: Council meeting: Tuesday 8th May 2012, 19:00 UTC
Date: Fri, 4 May 2012 21:41:34 -0500
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. :-)

William



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