[arch-general] Reboot - Versioned Kernel Installs

Martti Kühne mysatyre at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 06:42:44 EDT 2011

On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 12:36 AM, C Anthony Risinger <anthony at xtfx.me> wrote:
> what if we (optionally) stored the original images _inside_ the new
> one?  the new/bad kernel would boot, and via some bootloader entry eg.
> kernel param the new initcpio script would kexec the old kernel, with
> another (different) kernel param ... when the old kernel booted it
> would load the exact same initramfs image, except it would use an
> alternate tree, ie. instead of /init it would chroot to /previous and
> run /previous/init ...

eh, for the priority of known sources of error: an UPDATE image could
contain the NEW kernel in an alternate tree /new/init, because the OLD
kernel is KNOWN to boot that far...

Anything else would be insane.

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