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authorGravatar Denys Vlasenko <vda.linux@googlemail.com>2016-11-23 11:46:32 +0100
committerGravatar Denys Vlasenko <vda.linux@googlemail.com>2016-11-23 11:46:32 +0100
commitdd898c9f3388fca1d7339a45150fbb7406de0971 (patch)
treef9f498c9d86c26bd208acc687c5f29b451927ce3 /util-linux/switch_root.c
parente5dd71f94f8691c41382b89de35088695cca34b9 (diff)
Convert all util-linux/* applets to "new style" applet definitions
Signed-off-by: Denys Vlasenko <vda.linux@googlemail.com>
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diff --git a/util-linux/switch_root.c b/util-linux/switch_root.c
index 7960b672c..6034485d7 100644
--- a/util-linux/switch_root.c
+++ b/util-linux/switch_root.c
@@ -5,6 +5,29 @@
* Licensed under GPLv2, see file LICENSE in this source tree.
+//config:config SWITCH_ROOT
+//config: bool "switch_root"
+//config: default y
+//config: select PLATFORM_LINUX
+//config: help
+//config: The switch_root utility is used from initramfs to select a new
+//config: root device. Under initramfs, you have to use this instead of
+//config: pivot_root. (Stop reading here if you don't care why.)
+//config: Booting with initramfs extracts a gzipped cpio archive into rootfs
+//config: (which is a variant of ramfs/tmpfs). Because rootfs can't be moved
+//config: or unmounted*, pivot_root will not work from initramfs. Instead,
+//config: switch_root deletes everything out of rootfs (including itself),
+//config: does a mount --move that overmounts rootfs with the new root, and
+//config: then execs the specified init program.
+//config: * Because the Linux kernel uses rootfs internally as the starting
+//config: and ending point for searching through the kernel's doubly linked
+//config: list of active mount points. That's why.
+//kbuild:lib-$(CONFIG_SWITCH_ROOT) += switch_root.o
//usage:#define switch_root_trivial_usage
//usage: "[-c /dev/console] NEW_ROOT NEW_INIT [ARGS]"