2.4 kernel style boot using pivot_root (RFC)

Jakub Bogusz qboosh at pld.org.pl
Fri Mar 8 12:33:48 CET 2002

On Fri, Mar 08, 2002 at 12:15:53PM +0100, Michal Moskal wrote:
>   6) directory to put old root in, could be created automagicly by bsp,
>      we would have to mount root read-write, create the directory,
>      and in stage 2 remove it and mount root read-only. But I guess this
>      isn't very bright idea (to mess with writing root before fsck
>      has a chance to run).

Somebody wrote at news:pl.comp.os.linux that in some distribution
(RedHat or Mandrake) there is persistent empty /initrd directory,
and when he removed it, system boot failed. Guess why :)

This may be an answer - but I think it's at least a little nasty...

Jakub Bogusz

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