[arch-projects] [mkinitcpio] mounting /usr from the initrd

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Tue Aug 2 12:08:54 EDT 2011

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 5:40 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Am 02.08.2011 17:10, schrieb Tom Gundersen:
>> This website created by the systemd folks sums it up nicely (just
>> replace "systemd" with "initscripts" everywhere):
>> <http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/separate-usr-is-broken>.
> Heh, doesn't the "separate-usr-is-broken" in the URL say it all? (Didn't
> read it yet, will have to soon.)
> I won't accept any patch that modifies the mkinitcpio core to support
> this. I might consider a patch that does this in a hook and thus keeps
> things modular, if you think it is necessary. For example, write a hook
> that adds a new mount handler:
> run_hook() {
>  mount_handler=usr_mount_handler
> }
> usr_mount_handler() {
>  # mount /
>  default_mount_handler "$@"
>  # mount /usr
>  [ add code here to mount /usr ]
> }

After thinking/discussing on irc. I agree that this is the best
solution. I'll post a patch which just implements the super simple
case I just posted earlier, and then people can extend it if they

I think the most important thing is that we declare separate /usr
unsupported, so we stop getting bug reports, and we can start
simplifying PKGBUILD's.

People can use this or similar hooks if they are not able to merge /usr and /.



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