Werner Almesberger's support for unmounting the previous rooot
partition is useful in a much broader variety of situations, and
makes much less generally useful /linuxrc support unnecessary.
In our initial ramdisk images, we do not use /linuxrc.
Instead, the ramdisks's executable is named /sbin/init, and it
mount /dev/<the-real-root-device> /root
exec ./usr/sbin/chroot . ./sbin/init
Later, when the system is running from the real root, it
does "umount /dev/rd/0".
The less general /linuxrc code complicates the kernel by having
a context where user level programs may be running but not everything in
the kernel is initialized, and just adds special case code to the
kernel. I think Werner's unmount-old-root support should be part of
the standard kernel, and the /linuxrc hack should be removed.
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