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* [PATCH] block:do_mounts - add device info to mount message
@ 2008-10-24 11:31 Marton Balint
  2008-10-30  6:43 ` Andrew Morton
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Marton Balint @ 2008-10-24 11:31 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel

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Printing the minor and major number of the successfully mounted root 
device can be quite useful, the patch adds this piece of information 
to the "VFS: Mounted root..." message.

Signed-off-by: Marton Balint <cus@fazekas.hu>

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--- linux/init/do_mounts.c.orig	2008-10-24 12:47:21.000000000 +0200
+++ linux/init/do_mounts.c	2008-10-24 12:49:05.000000000 +0200
@@ -220,10 +220,10 @@
 
 	sys_chdir("/root");
 	ROOT_DEV = current->fs->pwd.mnt->mnt_sb->s_dev;
-	printk("VFS: Mounted root (%s filesystem)%s.\n",
+	printk("VFS: Mounted root (%s filesystem)%s on device %u:%u.\n",
 	       current->fs->pwd.mnt->mnt_sb->s_type->name,
 	       current->fs->pwd.mnt->mnt_sb->s_flags & MS_RDONLY ?
-	       " readonly" : "");
+	       " readonly" : "", MAJOR(ROOT_DEV), MINOR(ROOT_DEV));
 	return 0;
 }
 

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* Re: [PATCH] block:do_mounts - add device info to mount message
  2008-10-24 11:31 [PATCH] block:do_mounts - add device info to mount message Marton Balint
@ 2008-10-30  6:43 ` Andrew Morton
  2008-10-31  1:11   ` Marton Balint
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Andrew Morton @ 2008-10-30  6:43 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Marton Balint; +Cc: linux-kernel

On Fri, 24 Oct 2008 13:31:53 +0200 (CEST) Marton Balint <cus@fazekas.hu> wrote:

> Printing the minor and major number of the successfully mounted root 
> device can be quite useful, the patch adds this piece of information 
> to the "VFS: Mounted root..." message.
> 

Can you expand upon "quite useful", please?  In what way is it useful? 
A real-world example would help.


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* Re: [PATCH] block:do_mounts - add device info to mount message
  2008-10-30  6:43 ` Andrew Morton
@ 2008-10-31  1:11   ` Marton Balint
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Marton Balint @ 2008-10-31  1:11 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Andrew Morton; +Cc: linux-kernel

On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Andrew Morton wrote:

> On Fri, 24 Oct 2008 13:31:53 +0200 (CEST) Marton Balint <cus@fazekas.hu> wrote:
> 
> > Printing the minor and major number of the successfully mounted root 
> > device can be quite useful, the patch adds this piece of information 
> > to the "VFS: Mounted root..." message.
> > 
> 
> Can you expand upon "quite useful", please?  In what way is it useful? 
> A real-world example would help.

In the past, I used the root=... command line parameter to specify the 
root filesystem to the kernel. Now it seems that specifying it is not 
necessary. The kernel detects the root filesystem even if the kernel 
command line is empty. My root fs is on a raid1 device by the way, and I 
am not using initrd for the boot process.

If the kernel detects the root filesystem somehow, I think it should print 
out the result of this detection, otherwise I will not know which device 
has the root filesystem. Or is there an easy way to get this information 
on a running system? I had a quick look at the /proc and /sys filesystems, 
but haven't found anything useful there.

Regards,
  Marton

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