Re: [PATCH] init: fix name of root device in /proc/mounts
From: William Hubbs
Date: Sat Feb 09 2013 - 16:33:26 EST
On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 04:51:39PM -0600, William Hubbs wrote:
> On a system that does not use an initramfs, /dev/root was always
> listed in /proc/mounts. This breaks software which scans /proc/mounts to
> determine which file systems are mounted since /dev/root is not a valid
> device name.
> This changes that processing so that "/dev/root" is only added to
> /proc/mounts if a root device is not specified with the root= option on
> the kernel command line.
I want to follow up on this patch since I haven't heard anything for a
Again, the basic problem I am trying to address is that /dev/root is not
a valid device (there isn't a device node for it in devtmpfs and udev
doesn't create a symlink for it), so it should not appear in
/proc/mounts, but currently it does if you boot a system without an
Are there any more questions or concerns about this patch? If not, what
is the status for getting it, or another fix for this issue, committed?
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