From: David Ford (
Date: Sat Jun 17 2000 - 02:09:35 EST

Richard Gooch wrote:

> And hard-code a test in init/main:init() to test for /boot/
> and call BUG() if found. This would probably clean up most bad
> practice since many/most distribution installers are sufficiently
> braindamaged to put /boot on /.
> If they wise up and start making /boot a separate partition, we can
> add a similar test to do_mount().

And this is true for all cases? I don't think it's very nice to dictate partitioning
policy from the kernel. I'm rather sure that there are several valid reasons for
putting /boot on the root partition.


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