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

WANG Chao chaowang at redhat.com
Tue Jul 30 09:32:52 PDT 2013

On 07/30/13 at 03:46pm, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 09:43:16AM -0400, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> > [CC harald]
> > 
> > Not sure if this is right way to do or not but I will give more
> > background about the issue.
> > 
> > This assumption seems to be built into initramfs and systemd that root
> > should always be mountable. If one can't mount root, it is a fatal
> > failure.
> > 
> > But in case of kdump initramfs, this assumption is no more valid. Core
> > might be being saved to a target which is not root (say over ssh). And
> > even if mounting root fails, it is ok.
> > 
> > So we kind of need a mode (possibly driven by command line option) where
> > if mouting root failed, it is ok and continue with mouting other targets
> > and kdump module will then handle errors.
> Maybe rootfsflags=nofail could do be used as this flag?

rootflags=nofail works. Thanks.

Although it results in a little difference between my approach, I prefer
use this one than adding another cmdline param.

Thanks again.

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