[klibc] klibc and what's the next step?
olh at suse.de
Tue Jul 11 08:47:43 PDT 2006
On Tue, Jul 11, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 05:13:47PM +0200, Olaf Hering wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 11, Theodore Tso wrote:
> > > > In earlier mails you stated that having kinit/klibc in the kernel sources
> > > > would make it easier to keep up with interface changes.
> > > > What interface changes did you have in mind, and can you name any relevant
> > > > interface changes that were made after 2.6.0 which would break an external
> > > > kinit?
> > >
> > > When you load a SCSI driver (the one that bit me was the MPT Fusion
> > > driver), it no longer waits for SCSI bus probe to finish before
> > > returning. So the RHEL4 initrd fails to find the root filesystem, and
> > > bombs out. This change was definitely made after 2.6.0, and is an
> > > example of the sort of change which wouldn't have happened if kinit
> > > was under the kernel sources and not supplied by the distro.
> > Was RHEL4 designed for 2.6?
> Yes (it uses 2.6.9).
Ok, I suspect RHEL9 doesnt work with root on usb-storage or sbp2 either?
If so, not a big deal. in-kernel kinit wouldnt work any better if it lacks
support for async probing. But I dont know the details about the mpt failure.
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