[arch-projects] [mkinitcpio][PATCH 0/4] more low hanging froot

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Sat Jun 4 13:40:53 EDT 2011

On Sat, Jun 04, 2011 at 07:34:37PM +0200, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 7:17 PM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
> > 2/4: support identifying root by tag name. There's a bit of a conflict
> > here, though. The kernel will support mounting root when provided as PARTUUID=,
> > but util-linux's blkid won't support this. We can, however, support LABEL=
> > and UUID= syntax by resolving via blkid, and trimming the 'PART' from PARTUUID
> > is trivial.
> This is great! I wonder, is it possible to tell the kernel to try
> mounting the rootfs directly, and only if it cannot be found, start
> the initramfs?
> > 3/4: just a shortcut when we need to create the root device in the non-udev
> > use case when its specified as something like /dev/sdxy.
> >
> > 4/4: cleanse the environment before leaving early userspace. self explanatory.
> You push patches faster than I can ack them ;-)
> Ack to everything (minus the one you withdrew).
> Cheers,
> Tom

And I've got one more on the way for you, Tom. I'm killing everything
dmesg related because we've been, as the internet might say, "doing it
wrong". The kernel reads loglevel= from the cmdline, which sets


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