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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
Subject: Re: Council meeting: Tuesday 8th May 2012, 19:00 UTC
Date: Fri, 4 May 2012 20:46:21 -0400
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.
-mike
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