Subject: Re: kern/start_init()/init_main.c doesn't care for /rescue ?
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.org>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <email@example.com>
Date: 07/09/2004 15:46:30
On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 05:29:41AM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
> > BTW right, when i tried to run /sbin/init and it fails due to broken
> > libc i got kernel panic. Would be nice to have a possibility to walk
> > through initpathes when init is found but during execution some error
> > happens. Instead of just panic.
> The trouble is, that error happens after init has been successfully
> started (as far as the kernel machinery is concerned), and thus there
> is nothing obvious to distinguish it from a case where everything
> starts and chugs along for days and _then_ init dies, in which case a
> panic is entirely appropriate.
You could use a timerout to set the panic mode after e.g. 1 second.
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