Bug 51848 - mkinitrd doesn't allow devfs anymore
Summary: mkinitrd doesn't allow devfs anymore
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Erik Troan
QA Contact: David Lawrence
: 55540 62719 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-08-15 20:01 UTC by Nils Philippsen
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-21 23:15:45 UTC
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Patch allowing initrds to work with devfs kernels (3.81 KB, patch)
2001-08-15 20:02 UTC, Nils Philippsen
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Description Nils Philippsen 2001-08-15 20:01:41 UTC
Initial ramdisks produced with recent mkinitrds will not boot devfs
enabled kernels properly.

The latest version I tried this on is 3.1.6-1.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Compile kernel with devfs enabled
2. mkinitrd
3. reboot

I'll attach a patch containing two changes:

- nash/mkrootdev() now renames /dev/root (which is already there in
  devfs) prior to making the root device. Perhaps not mkrootdev()ing
  at all is a better way.
- mkinitrd now accepts the --devfs switch which will mount the devfs to
  /dev after pivot_root()ing.

Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2001-08-15 20:02:43 UTC
Created attachment 28015 [details]
Patch allowing initrds to work with devfs kernels

Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2001-08-15 20:04:50 UTC
Umm forgot something:

Of course, nash/mkrootdev only renames /dev/root if /dev is a devfs (checks
for existence of /dev/.devfsd).

Comment 3 Erik Troan 2002-05-21 23:12:21 UTC
Could you grab the latest mkinitrd out of CVS and update your patches. Email me
the final patches and I'll integrate them asap. I've marked a couple of bugs
duplicates of this one; they have patches that may or may not help.

Comment 4 Erik Troan 2002-05-21 23:14:02 UTC
*** Bug 62719 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Erik Troan 2002-05-21 23:15:38 UTC
*** Bug 55540 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Erik Troan 2002-06-20 02:32:45 UTC
I guess you don't want to fix this... As devfs has race conditions, etc
according to everyone I've talked to I'm not going to worry.

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