Re: [PATCH 5/5] fix rootfstype=tmpfs

From: Rob Landley
Date: Thu Nov 09 2023 - 11:38:42 EST

On 11/8/23 16:05, Stefan Berger wrote:
> On 11/1/23 09:10, Stefan Berger wrote:
>> On 2/21/23 16:04, Rob Landley wrote:
>>> Wire up rootfstype=tmpfs to force rootfs to be tmpfs even when you
>>> specify root=
>>> Initramfs automatically uses tmpfs (if available) when you DON'T
>>> specify a
>>> root= fallback root to mount over initramfs, but some people can't NOT do
> can't NOT -> cannot

The double negative was intentional for emphasis, hence the capitalization. They
are unable to refrain from doing. "Could you just... not do that?" "No, I cannot
not do that."

But if you want to phrase it differently, go ahead.

>>> that for some reason (old bootloaders), so let rootfstype=tmpfs
>>> override it.
>>> My original code tried to do this 10 years ago but got the test wrong,
>>> and nobody's corrected it since, so here you go...
> I think this sentence can be dropped.

If you like.

>>> Signed-off-by: Rob Landley <rob@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> I would like to be able to have this for some work with OpenBMC and
>> ideally it would propagate to one of the recent kernels with a Fixes tag
>> like this?
> Can you repost this patch or should I do it?

They're more likely to listen to you.


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