possible mountroot regression

Garrett Cooper yanegomi at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 05:48:35 UTC 2011

On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 10:44 PM, Arnaud Lacombe <lacombar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 3:41 PM, Garrett Cooper <yanegomi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 12:12 PM, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 19 Oct 2011, Oliver Pinter wrote:
>>>> On 10/19/11, Olivier Smedts <olivier at gid0.org> wrote:
>>>>> 2011/10/19 Marcel Moolenaar <marcel at xcllnt.net>:
>>>>>> On Oct 18, 2011, at 9:04 AM, Andriy Gapon wrote:
>>>>>>> Would you be able to commit a variant of this patch sans the 'x' part?
>>>>>> Yes, soonish. If people like the 'x' change I can do that in a followup
>>>>>> commit as well. I just need to know if people like it or not...
>>>>> Yes, it's useful. But why not "q" for "quit" ? Just a bikeshed color
>>>>> idea...
>>>> eXit :)
>>> In some languages...
>>> More important to me is the "the Abort manual input" which tells what it
>>> does but not why the user would want to do that.
>>> Abort manual input... and then what?  Hang?  Retry?  Panic?  Reboot? Resume
>>> attempting to mount the root device that was expected?
> well, panic, there isn't much other thing to do. At the very least,
> letting the user input something is still better than what Linux do,
> which is to panic.
>> Or just go back to status quo for previous releases and we can worry
>> about usability later?
> which status-quo ? the mountroot procedure of 7 is broken as well, as
> I found out yesterday. So what ? 6 ? 5 ? 4 ?

    The status quo that I was thinking of was press enter to get a
list of available devices instead of immediately panicking like the
new bootloader code currently does. As long as that status quo is
restored, I think a lot of existing users will be happy. Otherwise
this discussion could stall and turn into an unnecessary bikeshed.

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