Re: Very simple patch for 'make zlilo'

Jim Lynch (
Sat, 1 Jul 1995 07:03:40 -0700 (PDT)

On 30 Jun 1995, Kai Henningsen wrote:
> Well, I see two possibilities:
> Either there is a useful application ofhaving this r/w - doubtful, but
> possible. Then make it a config option.
> Or make it unconditionally r/o.

As I recall, the reason for initially mounting the root filesystem read-only
is so that fsck can check the root fs. My vote on this would be to go for the
configuration option, and its default should be read-write, so as to try not
to break existing /etc/rc.d files.

-Jim Lynch aka enOne (