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Neil Bothwick <neil@...> writes:
> On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:26:46 +0000, Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>> > As you move more and more software off of /usr into / you start to
>> > realize that the idea of "tiny partition that contains just what I
>> > need to boot and mount /usr" is becoming "not so tiny" anymore. The
>> > distinction between what is "boot" software versus "user" software
>> > gets less clear.
>> Again, isn't this the same for an initramfs?
> No, because an initramfs only needs enough to mount / and /usr, then
> everything else comes from the usual source. If you're not using and
> fancy block devices, the initramfs only needs busybox and an init script.
> Even adding LVM, RAID and encryption only requires three more binaries -
> and those are all disposed of once switch_root is run and the tmpfs
The question remains. If it's possible to do that from an initramfs,
then shouldn't it be possible to put the same tools and binarias on /,
and mount /usr early?