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A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

Posted Jan 28, 2014 4:00 UTC (Tue) by nevets (subscriber, #11875)
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6. init=/bin/bash


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A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

Posted Jan 29, 2014 23:40 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Isn't that what everyone uses? 'linux single' is obsolete for disaster recovery: there is too much that can go wrong before it comes up. IME when all hell breaks loose, two emergency shells are needed: one that runs before the initramfs does *anything* (useful to e.g. fix problems in finding the rootfs, degraded RAIDs, mangled LVMs or NBDs or whatever) and one that runs right after it chroots into the rootfs. The latter, well, that's init=/bin/bash :)

(I don't know anyone who uses it for non-disaster-recovery, but I'm sure there's somebody. Hell, I ran with xemacs as PID 1 for a while, years ago. Compared to that, a shell is downright conventional. :) )


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