[Buildroot] debugging inittab

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Thu Aug 29 08:31:26 UTC 2013

Dear Arnout Vandecappelle,

On Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:17:57 +0200, Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:

> > That was the problem. Thanks!
>   Right. Maybe we should just rename target/ to 
> THIS_IS_NOT_YOUR_ROOT_FILESYSTEM instead of just creating the file. The 
> latter is obviously not enough.
>   What was the reason we didn't do that in the first place?

I personally find it a bit ugly. Moreover, having a file allows to add
contents to explain *why* it is not the root filesystem, while a
directory cannot contain an explanation :)

Since we've added the THIS_IS_NOT_YOUR_ROOT_FILESYSTEM file, this is
the *first* time we have a new report of people using output/target
directly for NFS mounting. At this point, with a file with such a name,
and the contents of the file explaining how to do NFS mounting, I think
there's not much else we can do except pointing users at this file
which documents why what they are doing cannot work.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
development, consulting, training and support.

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