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

From: William Hubbs
Date: Tue Mar 19 2013 - 20:20:28 EST

On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 04:17:11PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 03/19/2013 03:28 PM, William Hubbs wrote:
> > 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.
> Seems okay to me, although even better would be to use the udev name
> of the device in question.

I'm not following what you mean.

The problem is that "/dev/root" should not be in /proc/mounts,
since there is always another entry that points to the root
file system.


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