[klibc] klibc-0.130: s390, run-init

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Jun 8 17:30:06 PDT 2004

Olaf Hering wrote:
>  On Tue, Jun 08, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>>OK, I have just pushed out klibc-0.130; it significantly updates the 
>>run-init program (again... PLEASE TEST IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT) based on, but 
>>not identical to, Alexander's suggestions; it also adds s390/x patches from 
>>Arnd Bergmann.
> Hmm, havent looked at the code, but your mails sound like the
> implementation is a bit messy.
> I'm attaching what we ship with suse 9.1. Some corner cases still need fixing.

Your code doesn't clear out the initramfs at all (well, it does in the script, 
but it leaves a bunch of stuff in place); other than that, it does very little 
more: it does a bunch of safety checks to make sure it doesn't wipe a reap 
filesysttem, and it does the console redirection mainly so that all fds get 
opened O_RDWR.

By moving the filesystem wiping into run-init we can delete everything, 
including run-init itself.


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