[arch-releng] [PATCH] Update archiso hooks to work with next mkinitcpio 0.6

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Fri Feb 5 15:33:56 EST 2010

On 02/05/2010 05:13 AM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 05.02.2010 04:24, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
>>>> I was thinking about dropping the special udev rule and using blkid to
>>>> find the right device, it has an option for that. I also thought about a
>>>> failsafe mechanism in case the label is incorrect.
>>> This sound interesting. Are you talking about blkid -t LABEL="xyz" ?
> Didn't look at the manpage, but yes, something like that.
>> Oops, I tried without this rule, works but only when booting the iso as
>> disk (/dev/sd) if you boot the iso as cdrom blkid does not list any
>> device. if you force blkid /dev/sr0 will work.
> Ah, not good. Maybe we keep the rule then. So my ideas were (if you have
> time to do them, I don't right now):
> - Remove the special vfat handling in favor of the cool blkid
> - Add an "archisodevice=" fallback option that will override
> archisolabel and simply mount the specified device.
> - If nothing can be found, use dialog to display a list of block devices
> archiso can try.
I guess that the option archisodevice= is suficient. If something fails 
user can load the "special" module, then exit from the shell and 
continue with the device specified in parameter.

> And then something that needs changes in mkinitcpio: Instead of doing
> the mounting in a special hook (and not letting /init finish), register
> a "mount hook" that will be run right at the end of /init and let /init
> finish as usual. No idea if it's a good idea, I will have to look at the
> code again.
This sound interesting. But I have no idea about this, I leave it in 
your hands :)


Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi ( djgera )
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