Re: (stupid) how to specify the root-device via kernel parameters

From: tytso
Date: Sat Jun 26 2010 - 09:47:10 EST

On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 01:59:09PM +0200, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> My question:
> These are intended (especially root/nfsroot) to really name the device,
> on which the filesystem directly lays, right?
> E.g. if the ext4-root-fs is on /dev/sda1,... => root=/dev/sda1
> I've seen several initramfs scripts (which I'd like to fix),... where
> people abuse this or misuse this in setups where a root-fs is used on
> multi-stacked block layers (e.g. something like disk->lvm->dm-crypt->fs)

Abuse this how? What do you think is "wrong"?

- Ted
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