Re: preinit= (Was: Re: [PATCH] 5 year old bug in main.c (initrd). Can this please be fixed?)

From: David Woodhouse (
Date: Wed May 31 2000 - 09:29:13 EST said:
> David Woodhouse wrote:
> > Actually, I'd prefer it to forcibly grab a handle on MKDEV(5,1) in
> > that case rather than failing to boot.

> Know how to do that code wise? I've wanted this since 2.0...

Basically, you fake open_namei - Fake a dentry, fake an inode, set i_rdev to
MKDEV(5,1), set i_op to &chrdev_inode_operations, call i_op->open().

I'm not sure about how to fake the dentry, but it ought to be possible somehow.


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