Re: Bug#121110: boot-floppies: TFTP boot on Alpha broken
> If this is the init q thing that kill syour system during an install
> when running with initrd, I have a patch to busybox that
> fixes it on the powerpc.
> The problem is that ... when reboot.c
> does 'pid_t *pid = find_pid_by_name("init");',
> then there is code in find_pid_by_name that "makes sure" init is found
> by passing '1' back if it couldn't find it.
No, I don't think this is related to the problem reported in 121110.
I'm guessing 121110 has been fixed along with bug#116829 -- the
problem was the way that busybox init and telinit didn't get along
together in the context when init wasn't pid 1.
I don't think the "fix" you outlined will fix anything.
Assuming the good alpha folks are installing over the network, they
should be using sysvinit 2.84-1, in which case, this bug should have
already gone away.
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