[systemd-devel] need some help understanding systemd-based initramfs

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Mon Apr 29 17:38:58 UTC 2019

On Mo, 29.04.19 11:06, Ellis (contact at xogium.me) wrote:

> Hi,
> after some manual testing on my end, I can confirm two things:
> 1. systemd really takes care of /run as it should
> and 2. I still have no log prior to 'received sigterm from PID 1' when the
> real root is booted up.
> I intentionally messed up my kernel cmdline giving it a wrong rootfs
> partition, was dropped into emergency mode, created a directory named
> testing in /run, mounted the right filesystem for /sysroot, typed exit,
> booted up to real root, /run/testing is still there.
> However I noticed that /run/log was empty, both in the initrd and in the
> real root.
> So, I'm even more confused.

if you acquire a shell in the initrd, and type "journalctl", what do
you get?

have you turned off storing of logs with Storage=no or so?

anything in dmesg?


Lennart Poettering, Berlin

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