Re: [PATCH] init: fix name of root device in /proc/mounts

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Tue Mar 19 2013 - 19:17:45 EST

On 03/19/2013 03:28 PM, William Hubbs wrote:
> All,
> I haven't heard any more on this patch, so I wanted to ping the
> thread again and find out the status.
> The original message is linked below[1].
> The issue is that /dev/root appears in /proc/mounts if you do not
> boot with an initramfs, but /dev/root is not a device node. In the
> past, udev created a symbolic link from /dev/root to the
> appropriate block device, but it does not do this any longer. Also,
> devtmpfs does not create this symbolic link.
> This is causing bugs with software that depends on the existence
> of /dev/root [2] for example.
> Do you need any more information on this patch, or is there some
> reason it can't go in?

Seems okay to me, although even better would be to use the udev name
of the device in question.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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