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From: Andrew Walrond <>
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Subject: Initramfs and /sbin/hotplug fun
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 14:16:25 +0000	[thread overview]
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If the initramfs root filesystem contains /sbin/hotplug, the kernel 
starts calling it very early in the kernel boot process, well before 
/init has been called. In my case this resulted in lots of hotplug 
segfault messages as the kernel boots, followed by a thoroughly unhappy 
hotplug+udev once /init actually gets control.

To solve this, I deleted /sbin/hotplug from the initramfs archive and 
modified /init to reinstate it once it gets control. This works fine, 
but seems inelegant. Is there a better solution? Should sbin/hotplug be 
called at all before the kernel has passed control to /init?

Andrew Walrond

             reply	other threads:[~2007-01-15 14:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-15 14:16 Andrew Walrond [this message]
2007-01-15 16:44 ` Jan Engelhardt
2007-01-15 17:04 ` Olaf Hering
2007-01-15 17:36   ` Andrew Walrond
2007-01-15 17:54     ` Olaf Hering
2007-01-15 19:54       ` Andrew Walrond
2007-01-16  3:50         ` Mark Rustad
2007-01-15 19:43     ` Bill Davidsen

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