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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 2/2] init/do_mounts.c: create second mount for initramfs
On Tue 2021-07-27 14:37:01, Christian Brauner wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 08:24:03PM +0800, Menglong Dong wrote:
> > Hello Christian,
> >
> > On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 10:38 PM Christian Brauner
> > <christian.brauner@ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > >
> > [...]
> > >
> > > Hey Menglong,
> > >
> > > Since we're very close to the next kernel release it's unlikely that
> > > anything will happen before the merge window has closed.
> > > Otherwise I think we're close. I haven't had the time to test yet but if
> > > nothing major comes up I'll pick it up and route it through my tree.
> > > We need to be sure there's no regressions for anyone using this.
> > >
> >
> > Seems that it has been a month, and is it ok to move a little
> > further? (knock-knock :/)
>
> Yep, sorry.
> When I tested this early during the merge window it regressed booting a
> regular system for me meaning if I compiled a kernel with this feature
> enabled it complained about not being being able to open an initial
> console and it dropped me right into initramfs instead of successfully
> booting. I haven't looked into what this is caused or how to fix it for
> lack of time.

I guess that you have seen the following message printed by
console_on_rootfs():

"Warning: unable to open an initial console."

This function is responsible for opening stdin, stdout, stderr
file to be used by the init process.

I am not sure how this is supposed to work with the pivot_root
and initramfs.


Some more details:

console_on_rootfs() tries to open /dev/console. It is created
by tty_init(). The open() callback calls:

+ tty_kopen()
+ tty_lookup_driver()
+ console_device()

, where console_device() iterates over all registered consoles
and returns the first with tty binding.

There is ttynull_console that might be used as a fallback. But I
am not sure if this is what you want.

Best Regards,
Petr

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