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From: Paulo Alcantara <>
To: Steve French <>, Jean Delvare <>
Cc: Lucas De Marchi <>,
	Harald Hoyer <>,,
	Pavel Shilovsky <>,
	CIFS <>
Subject: Re: multiple softdeps
Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 14:33:36 -0300
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Steve French <> writes:

>> Or we could decide that cifs in initrd is not supported?
> Paulo had been experimenting with booting from cifs.ko (over SMB3.11
> mounts to Samba).
> Presumably since SMB3/SMB3.11 family of protocols is the most common
> network file system across a pretty broad variety of operating systems
> it is easier to imagine it being extended for special cases like
> booting the OS (it is already very feature rich compared to most
> network/cluster file system protocols and has exhaustive detailed
> documentation).
> My gut reaction is that if cifs.ko (SMB3.11 mounts) don't work with
> initrd ... we need to fix that even if it means minor protocol
> extensions, but Paulo might have more data.

I was able to boot a Leap 15 system from cifs.ko with changes in [1], so
IMHO, it would probably make sense to support cifs in initrd as well --
though I haven't tested it myself.



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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-28 13:16 Harald Hoyer
2019-06-28 16:25 ` Lucas De Marchi
2019-06-29  9:30   ` Jean Delvare
2019-06-30  5:57     ` Steve French
2019-07-01 17:33       ` Paulo Alcantara [this message]

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