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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: newsitem: unmasking udev-181
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 03:45:15
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: newsitem: unmasking udev-181 by Rich Freeman
Rich Freeman wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 9:27 PM, William Hubbs <williamh@g.o> wrote: >> here is the udev 181 unmasking news item. >> >> If all goes well, this will be committed to the tree on 3/14 UTC. > > I guess this might be OK for unstable, but before this goes stable we > really need to improve the docs around this. As far as I can tell > neither the genkernel nor dracut docs have specific instructions about > how to handle mounting /usr. Since having a separate /usr is often > the result of having a more complex configuration (nfs, lvm, mdraid, > etc), instructions explaining how things work and how to handle > variations is pretty important. Perhaps genkernel automagically does > the right thing in some cases, but I know that dracut does not unless > you properly configure it. I doubt either tool will handle more > complex situations without some scripting. > > I'm not really asking for automation here - just documentation and > reasonable stability in how things work. > > Again, this is likely more of a concern before this is stabilized. > However, knowing what I went through to get my bind-mounted /usr on > LVM+mdraid working with dracut, I can imagine that any unstable users > with tricky setups could face a fun weekend. > > Perhaps a suggestion for the news item. I'd recommend that anybody > who needs an initramfs to mount /usr get that working BEFORE they > upgrade udev. This situation is a heck of a lot easier to figure out > if the system still can be booted when the initramfs doesn't work. > > Rich > >
+1 Dale :-) :-) -- I am only responsible for what I said ... Not for what you understood or how you interpreted my words! Miss the compile output? Hint: EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS="--quiet-build=n"