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Re: [patch] MI root filesystem detection (David Young) writes:

>At least on i386, the bootloader passes both BTINFO_BOOTWEDGE-
>and BTINFO_BOOTDISK-type information to the kernel, but the
>_BOOTWEDGE information supercedes the _BOOTDISK information: thus the
>booted_partition is left at 0, and if the kernel fails to match the
>_BOOTWEDGE info to a wedge it blithely selects the 0th partition on the
>booted_device for its root filesystem.

The MD code should pass the proper information, there is no need to fix up the
error in the MI part.

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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