[arch-projects] [initscripts] Incorrect environment variable checks in sysinit & co?

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Thu Mar 31 18:40:12 EDT 2011

I just revisited [1] and found out that it isn't correct. The kernel
only exports foo=bar pairs to init (and only if it doesn't know the left
hand side, for instance, it doesn't export root=). Statements without =
are not exported.

The reason this worked is that mkinitcpio used 'export' to export
'verbose=y' in this case. This is not true anymore for 0.6.9 (and future
releases, as 0.6.9 has a bug related to this change).

I guess [1] should be reverted, and the initscripts should be search for
more such checks.


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