Subject: Re: HEADS UP: fully dynamic linked system now the default
To: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 09/23/2002 12:24:38
[ On Monday, September 23, 2002 at 17:49:57 (+1000), Luke Mewburn wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: HEADS UP: fully dynamic linked system now the default
> On Mon, Sep 23, 2002 at 12:37:17AM -0700, Greywolf wrote:
> | # + The kernel's "-a" bootloader option now also prompts for the
> | # path to init(8), so "/rescue/init" can be used if /sbin/init
> | # won't start due to an unexpected failure.
> | Sun did this very early on with an -i flag; was this ever considered?
> I believe Solaris 2.x uses '-a' for all this type of info now.
Well, regardless, booting with something like "-i /rescue/init" to give
the one unique new bit of information needed for a special boot is one
heck of a lot less daunting for many people than having to answer
explicitly all the questions asked by '-a', even if the correct defaults
are given and they work as expected.
> In any case, the -a change was made a few weeks ago (along with most
> of the other infrastructure for this change); I'm surprised people
> didn't comment then... :)
I seem to remember someone doing so....
All I can find now though is this really old reference:
Greg A. Woods
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