Re: FW: [Cooker] rotflags and initrd

Andreas Dilger (
Thu, 13 Sep 2001 00:37:38 -0600

On Sep 13, 2001 09:46 +0400, Borsenkow Andrej wrote:
> > Borsenkow Andrej <> writes:
> > > If kernel mounts rootfs directly, you can pass mount options via
> > > rootflags boot parameter, like
> > >
> > > linux rootflags=data=journal
> >
> > the "rootflags" kernel parameter is not documented in
> > linux/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt and I can find it in the
> > whole source only at one place. I'm not sure we should honour this.
> Just how "official" the parameter really is? The problem is, you want
> root on reiser to be in notail mode (if you boot off root - in any case,
> to avoid problems with bootloaders) and remounting reiser later AFAIK
> does not change tail conversion mode.

The rootflags parameter is only a part of the ext3 patch, AFAIK. It
is therefore probably in -ac kernels, but not stock Linus kernels.
Since it is useful by itself, it may be good to submit it as a patch
to Linus (this was done once along with the rootfstype= patch) but
I don't think it made it in.

Cheers, Andreas

Andreas Dilger  \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
                 \  would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"               -- Dogbert

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