[klibc] mkrootdev utility

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Apr 11 07:51:14 PDT 2006

Olaf Hering wrote:
>  On Tue, Apr 11, Aaron Griffin wrote:
>> +        return create_dev("/dev/root", rootdev);
> That always bothered me. Cant you give it just the kernel name?

If there is a name known to the kernel (rather, kinit), this can be 
done, but if you specify "root=302" or something like that, that would 
at the very least mean searching through the entire sysfs in the hope of 
finding a name.

I'm not philosophically opposed to changing it, but I'm a bit scared of 
doing anything that could cause incompatibilities with the 2^n boot 
setups out there until klibc has been merged.  Maybe that's cargo cult 
programming, but it seems safer to consider that change later.


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