[systemd-devel] [PATCH 1/2] add initrd-fs.target and root-fs.target

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Wed Mar 13 01:06:01 PDT 2013

On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 3:41 AM,  <harald at redhat.com> wrote:
> From: Harald Hoyer <harald at redhat.com>
> Instead of using local-fs*.target in the initrd, use root-fs.target for
> sysroot.mount and initrd-fs.target for /sysroot/usr and friends.
> Using local-fs.target would mean to carry over the activated
> local-fs.target to the isolated initrd-switch-root.target and thus in
> the real root. Having local-fs.target already active after
> deserialization causes ordering problems with the real root services and
> targets.
> We better isolate to targets for initrd-switch-root.target, which are
> only available in the initrd.

Looks good.

This means that we should probably stop reusing units at all in the
initramfs. In some cases I guess it works (udev/journal), but perhaps
we should avoid it also there for consistency?

In particular any storage daemons will need initrd-specific versions
which are ordered against these new targets rather than
local-fs.target. I don't see a problem with this, just something we
need to be aware of.

Thanks for sorting this out, and sorry for not noticing.



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