[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#757083: initscripts: please treat /usr (if separate) the same as /

Simon McVittie smcv at debian.org
Tue Aug 5 07:37:58 UTC 2014

Package: initscripts
Version: 2.88dsf-53.2
Severity: normal
Tags: patch
User: rleigh at debian.org
Usertags: usrinitramfs
Control: block 652459 by -1

In #652459, Roger Leigh wrote:
> In order to make the libraries and binaries in /usr available during
> early boot, it would be desirable to be able to mount /usr in addition
> to the rootfs inside the initramfs.
> I should also mention that this can't go into unstable until some
> prerequisite changes are made to util-linux and initscripts:
> - initscripts needs to fsck /usr (and /etc) in checkroot.sh since
>   like the rootfs it's mounted read-only in the initramfs
> - initscripts needs to remount /usr (and /etc) read-write as for
>   the rootfs

This bug tracks those changes to initscripts.

rleigh's proposed patch is at
and I attach it here for your convenience.

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