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From: "Michael Opdenacker" <>
To: Ross Burton <>,
Subject: Re: [docs] [PATCH] kickstart: update busybox note regarding PARTUUID
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 16:19:49 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Ross,

Thank you for this patch!
See my comments and questions below...

On 7/21/21 2:50 PM, Ross Burton wrote:
> As of oe-core c996cabf the default BusyBox configuration supports
> PARTUUID, so update the note to reflect this.
> Signed-off-by: Ross Burton <>
> ---
>  documentation/ref-manual/kickstart.rst | 5 +++--
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/documentation/ref-manual/kickstart.rst b/documentation/ref-manual/kickstart.rst
> index fc723ccbe..9de3f763d 100644
> --- a/documentation/ref-manual/kickstart.rst
> +++ b/documentation/ref-manual/kickstart.rst
> @@ -54,8 +54,9 @@ must also provide one of the ``--ondrive``, ``--ondisk``, or
>  .. note::
>     The mount program must understand the PARTUUID syntax you use with
> -   ``--use-uuid`` and non-root *mountpoint*, including swap. The BusyBox
> -   versions of these application are currently excluded.
> +   ``--use-uuid`` and non-root *mountpoint*, including swap. The default
> +   configuration of BusyBox in OpenEmbedded support this, but this may
> +   be disabled in custom configurations.

s/support/supports/ ... but I can update this by myself.

Written this way (not your fault, unless you wrote the initial text
too!), this suggests that "mount" has a "--use-uuid" option, but I can't
seem to use it.

Here's what works for me:
mount UUID=675e2a50-fd3b-43b7-aede-6714e2404070 /mnt/mount/

Reading further, I know understand that this corresponds to Wic's
option. Could we say "... you use with Wic's ``--use-uuid`` option for
non-root mountpoints" instead?

I'm proposing "for" instead of "and" here because I first believed the
text was talking about the "mountpoints" BusyBox command run as a
non-root user. I may be a little twisted, but I think that would be less

Let me propose my own V2 for this patch, that may be easier to understand...



>  Here is an example that uses "/" as the mountpoint. The command uses
>  ``--ondisk`` to force the partition onto the ``sdb`` disk::
Michael Opdenacker, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-21 14:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-21 12:50 Ross Burton
2021-07-21 14:19 ` Michael Opdenacker [this message]
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2021-07-21 15:31   ` [docs] " Michael Opdenacker

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