Patchwork [1/1] remove the '-c /dev/console' for switch_root

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Date Dec. 5, 2013, 9:11 a.m.
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Permalink /patch/62897/
State Accepted
Commit 6f50ccb8ae9e11870f99bb3b191f677c3633cd0d
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Comments - Dec. 5, 2013, 9:11 a.m.
From: Chen Qi <>

The '-c DEV' option is specific to the switch_root provided by busybox.
switch_root from util-linux doesn't recognize this option. As a result,
if we we this script together with util-linux, we would get
a kernel panic when executing switch_root.

Besides, this option doesn't seem to have any useful effect as far as I
can see. Removing it doesn't affect the behaviours of our live images.

Signed-off-by: Chen Qi <>
 meta/recipes-core/initrdscripts/files/ |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/meta/recipes-core/initrdscripts/files/ b/meta/recipes-core/initrdscripts/files/
index 3f5fde8..bd259b9 100644
--- a/meta/recipes-core/initrdscripts/files/
+++ b/meta/recipes-core/initrdscripts/files/
@@ -89,7 +89,7 @@  boot_live_root() {
     mount -n --move /dev ${ROOT_MOUNT}/dev
     cd $ROOT_MOUNT
-    exec switch_root -c /dev/console $ROOT_MOUNT /sbin/init
+    exec switch_root $ROOT_MOUNT /sbin/init
 fatal() {