svn commit: r47567 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status
emaste at FreeBSD.org
Thu Oct 15 20:00:49 UTC 2015
Author: emaste (src committer)
Date: Thu Oct 15 20:00:47 2015
New Revision: 47567
Add reroot project report, from trasz@
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+ <project cat='proj'>
+ <title>Root remount</title>
+ <given>Edward Tomasz</given>
+ <email>trasz at FreeBSD.org</email>
+ <url href="https://reviews.freebsd.org/D3693" />
+ <p>One of the long missing features of FreeBSD was the ability
+ to boot up with a temporary rootfs, configure the kernel to
+ be able to access the real rootfs, and then replace the
+ temporary root with the real one.
+ In Linux, the functionality is known as pivot_root.
+ The reroot projects aims to provide similar functionality in
+ a different, slightly more user-friendly way: rerooting.
+ Simply put, from the user point of view it's as simple as
+ running "reboot -r", which makes the system perform a partial
+ shutdown, killing all processes and unmounting the rootfs,
+ and then partial bringup, mounting the new rootfs, running
+ init, and running the startup scripts as usual.</p>
+ <p>The kernel part of the project was committed to 11-CURRENT.
+ The userland part is at "finishing touches" stage, and is
+ expected to be committed soon.
+ A merge to stable/10 is planned and reroot support should
+ be included in &os; 10.3.</p>
+ The FreeBSD Foundation
<title>The FreeBSD Foundation</title>
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