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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/1] mnt: add support for non-rootfs initramfs
> However now we see more and more cases needing this and the
> boilerplate code and the additional memory copying (and sometimes
> security issues like you mentioned), which can handle this from the
> userspace becomes too much. I understand the simplicity reasons
> described in [1] ("You can't unmount rootfs for approximately the same
> reason you can't kill the init process..."), but to support this
> simplicity as well as the new containerised Linux world the kernel
> should give us a hand.

"You can't unmount rootfs for approximately the same reason you can't
kill the init process"

Pardon my ignorance but this explanation in docs never made any sense
to me. Rootfs is pretty much the same as tmpfs. I don't understand why
we can't do pivot_root on it and why, we can't unmount it later. I
must be missing some context. Can someone explain what is the reason
for rootfs to be restricted like that? Perhaps we could just relax
rootfs limits....

Marek

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