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Re: Weird - /proc is not mounted on boot

On Sun, 21 Mar 2004 22:08, Nikolai Prokoschenko <nikolai@prokoschenko.de> 
> On Sun, Mar 21, 2004 at 12:58:39AM +0100, Nikolai Prokoschenko wrote:
> > I don't know, what has caused this - my best guess is the recent update
> > of sysvutils, which include some kind of splitting init-files
> > (mountvirtfs).  The system used to work a couple of days ago.
> I have found the problem - now it works fine. The problem was not
> mountvirtfs, it was udev, which unmounts /proc in the boot process. If I
> understand this correctly, mountvirtfs has been just introduced, replacing
> the functionality from libc, while udev is only aware of what libc is
> doing. There is urgent need for some coordination ;)

udev is broken in any case.

There is never any harm in mounting proc earlier, all init code has to cope 
with the case where /proc is mounted earlier than expected (*).  So if you 
need to have /proc mounted then just unconditionally mount it and never 
umount it.

(*) We need to cope with the case where the administrator boots with 
init=/bin/bash, fixes the error (while mounting /proc along the way) and then 
does "exec /sbin/init" to get the system going.

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