[Libguestfs] [PATCH 1/3] febootstrap/helper/init: make sure /proc is mounted into chroot.

Hilko Bengen bengen at hilluzination.de
Mon Jun 6 23:29:16 UTC 2011

* Richard W.M. Jones:

> I would prefer either that we push all this stuff into libguestfs's
> init script, or (better) that we fix the Debian packages themselves so
> that any directories, device files etc that they need are listed in
> the packages already and not in separate scripts.  (Fedora is just as
> culpable about this).

Since not many people seem to be involved and interested in hacking on
initrd systems, I think that fixing this in the distributions won't
exactly be a short-term effort.

A few short looks at dracut and mkinitcpio (Arch Linux) show that their
/init scripts perform essentially the same filesystem mount operations
as the /init script from Debian's initramfs-tools described earlier. (I
am not surprised.) It should be easy to implement this in a few mount(2)
calls as part of febootstrap's /init. One could even use #ifdefs to cope
with slightly different behavior across distributions.

I think febootstrap would be more useful when used for other purposes
than building a libguestfs appliance. And there is one less possibly
distribution-specific detail that needs to be coded into libguestfs.


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