Re: [RFC][PATCH] init: Open /dev/console from rootfs

From: Al Viro
Date: Wed Mar 03 2010 - 14:57:27 EST

On Tue, Mar 02, 2010 at 11:53:19PM -0800, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> To avoid potential problems with an empty /dev open /dev/console
> from rootfs instead of waiting to mount our root filesystem and
> mounting it there. This effectively guarantees that there will
> be a device node, and it won't be on a filesystem that we will
> ever unmount, so there are no issues with leaving /dev/console
> open and pinning the filesystem.
> This is actually more effective than automatically mounting
> devtmpfs on /dev because it removes removes the occasionally
> problematic assumption that /dev/console exists from the boot
> code.

Hell, yeah. Applied, with thanks.
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