Re: [PATCH v3] Make initramfs honor CONFIG_DEVTMPFS_MOUNT

From: Rob Landley
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 - 23:30:30 EST

On 09/17/2017 08:51 AM, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Sep 2017, Rob Landley wrote:
>> So, I added a workaround with a printk in hopes of embarassing them into
>> someday fixing it.
> Oh, it will be fixed in Debian alright.


But part of the problem is people upgrade the kernel on existing
deployed root filesystems, some of which are a fork off of a fork off of
debian, so we won't exhaust the broken userspace for probably a couple

I'd put it in feature-removal-schedule.txt but Linus zapped that, so...

> I am just waiting the issue to
> settle a bit to file the bug reports, or maybe even send in the Debian
> patches myself (note that I am not responsible for the code in question,
> so I am not wearing a brown paperbag at this time). Even if I didn't do
> it, there are several other Debian Developers reading LKML that could do
> it (provided they noticed this specific thread and are aware of the
> situation) :p

There was a previous thread last merge window they didn't notice. I was
hoping the warning would be obvious enough. :)

> I can even push for the fixes to be accepted into the stable and
> oldstable branches of Debian, but that can take anything from a few
> weeks to several months, due to the way our stable releases work. But
> it would eventually happen.
> Whether such fixes will ever make it to LTS branches, especially
> Ubuntu's, *that* I don't know.

I have no idea what that powerpc system was, the guy didn't say...