Description of problem:
The find... | cpio... line in the following routine from /lib/systemd/fedora-readonly does not copy the contents of the directory as specified for the dirs directive of rwtab,
if [ -e "$1" ]; then
mkdir -p "$RW_MOUNT$1"
find "$1" -type d -print0 | cpio -p -0vd "$RW_MOUNT" &>/dev/null
mount -n --bind "$RW_MOUNT$1" "$1"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
AFAICT, this has not worked since it was introduced around RHEL 5.2. There was a comment #fixme find fails in earlier versions of rc.sysinit
run the following commands and note that there are no data files in the first tree but there are files in the second. The fix could be a simple as the changing the -type d to -depth in the find but the root issue could be that cpio does not copy directory contents as described in its man page.
rm -rf cpiotest
rm -rf /tmp/cpiotest
find cpiotest -type d -print0 | cpio -p -0vd /tmp/
find cpiotest -depth -print0 | cpio -p -0vd /tmp/
Additional info: Filed under systemd because I thought it might get some attention.
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