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From: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
To: Tomasz Chmielewski <mangoo@wpkg.org>
Cc: Al Borchers <alb@google.com>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: kernel cmdline: root=/dev/sdb1,/dev/sda1 "fallback"?
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 12:33:36 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <45AFD9A0.5000408@zytor.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <45AF827C.4020902@wpkg.org>

Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> Al Borchers wrote:
>> Thomas Chmielewski wrote:
>>> These all unpleasant tasks could be avoided if it was possible to 
>>> have a "fallback" device. For example, consider this hypothetical 
>>> command line:
>>>
>>> root=/dev/sdb1,/dev/sda1
>>
>> Here is a patch to do this, though it sounds like you might have other
>> solutions.
>>
>> This patch is for 2.6.18.1--thanks to Ed Falk for updating my original
>> 2.6.11 patch.  If people are interested I can update and test this on
>> the current kernel.  It was tested on 2.6.11.
> 
> Yes, I'd be interested in a patch against a 2.6.19. It is way simpler to 
> do it this way than to do it with initramfs (although not as flexible).
> 
> I tried your patch against 2.6.19, with some minor changes (as it 
> wouldn't apply), but it didn't work for me (perhaps I just screwed 
> something).
> 

I just might want to point this as an example on the fact that as long 
as the in-kernel mounting code (as opposed to integrated klibc) exists, 
it will want to grow features...

	-hpa


  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-18 20:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-18 10:50 Al Borchers
2007-01-18 14:21 ` Tomasz Chmielewski
2007-01-18 20:33   ` H. Peter Anvin [this message]
2007-01-19  4:12   ` Al Borchers
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2007-01-17 12:58 Tomasz Chmielewski
2007-01-17 13:37 ` Jan Engelhardt
2007-01-17 14:09   ` Tomasz Chmielewski
2007-01-17 20:33     ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-01-18 10:33       ` Tomasz Chmielewski
2007-01-18 10:47         ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-01-18 11:48           ` Tomasz Chmielewski
2007-01-18 18:48             ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-01-17 13:37 ` Alon Bar-Lev
2007-01-17 13:56   ` Tomasz Chmielewski
2007-01-17 14:06     ` Alon Bar-Lev
2007-01-17 14:12       ` Jan Engelhardt

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