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Bug#823612: rescue-mode should mount /boot/efi if it's available

On Fri, Jul 01, 2016 at 11:41:58PM +0200, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>On Fri, 2016-07-01 at 21:56 +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 09:13:25PM +0200, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>> > 
>> > I wonder why we offer to mount /boot but not /usr (more and more
>> > programs live there), /var (some of them might need state there) or
>> > /tmp (don't want to create files there that will never be cleaned
>> > up).
>> Maybe, yes. For now I've made the code here much more generic to make
>> it easier to ask about other filesystems, and added a check for
>> /boot/efi too.
>> > Also, does the question about mounting /boot really merit critical
>> > priority?  Is 'yes' not a good default?
>> *If* the /boot fs is broken, attempting to auto-mount is probably not
>> a good plan.
>That's true.  Perhaps the sensible thing is perhaps to mount /usr and
>the virtual filesystems unconditionally, and then ask whether to mount
>all the other local filesystem ('mount -a -O no_network').

How are /usr and any other disk-based filesystems likely to be any
different to /boot here?

I'd agree about the virtual fsen...

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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