Why doesn't the kernel always use an MFS as root? I've seen a ton of traffic
go by on these lists about the magic needed to mount root partitions, and it
would seem to me (in my small mind), that using an MFS, like the boot
floppies and PicoBSD, which would always be a `known' quantity, would make a
lot of these problems go away.
I believe the main reason it doesn't do that is that too many people
believe it too radical. I know a number of developers (hi phk!) would
like to have the actual device probes controlled from a very small
userland running out of a ramdisk - personally, I think this might be
a good architecture, but as I haven't seen an implmentation yet, I'm
not quite sure.
You've never seen an AIX ?
Poul-Henning Kamp FreeBSD coreteam member
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