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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Cc: William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>, council@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Council meeting: Tuesday 8th May 2012, 19:00 UTC
Date: Sat, 05 May 2012 03:02:53
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] Council meeting: Tuesday 8th May 2012, 19:00 UTC by William Hubbs
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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Re: [gentoo-project] Council meeting: Tuesday 8th May 2012, 19:00 UTC William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>