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

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Fri Aug 8 11:53:43 UTC 2014

On Tue, 05 Aug 2014, Simon McVittie wrote:
> Also, the initramfs-tools patchset includes closing #708000 by fsck'ing
> / and /usr before mounting them. So I'm not sure why initscripts would
> ever need to fsck the root or /usr filesystems any more?

We do support booting without an initramfs under controlled conditions, so
the need to fsck / outside of the initramfs is real.

/usr as a separate partition *and* no initramfs to mount it early is
[unfortunately] a really bad idea on jessie/sid, we don't have to add
support for that outside of the initramfs (but warning the user of the
problem is likely to be a good idea).

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  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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