[systemd-devel] [PATCH] fstab-generator: introduce rd.weak_sysroot to bypass failures in sysroot.mount

Vivek Goyal vgoyal at redhat.com
Tue Jul 30 07:26:38 PDT 2013

On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 02:05:08PM +0200, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 1:53 PM, WANG Chao <chaowang at redhat.com> wrote:
> > If specified kernel command line rd.weak_sysroot, fstab-generate will
> > generate a weaker version of sysroot.mount:
> >  - It's not required by initrd-root-fs.target.
> >  - It's not before initrd-root-fs.target.
> >
> > So that failure in the weaker sysroot.mount will not fail
> > initrd-root-fs.target. And systemd will try continue rather than
> > entering isolated emergency mode.
> Can you give an example case where this is useful? I.e., what is the
> setup and how is boot supposed to succeed with a failing sysroot?


Can you please not drop people listed in CC in original thread from


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