Updating the root partition
cfowler at outpostsentinel.com
Thu Jun 20 07:47:11 EDT 2002
On Thu, 2002-06-20 at 06:13, Stefan Thomasson wrote:
> Hi, I'm trying to this whith a jffs2 partition and
> have some questions regarding this.
> Russ Dill wrote:
> > The ftpd daemon then sends a HUP signal to init
> Doesn't init only reread the inittab on a HUP?
Not mine. Busybox and SysV does. but I wrote my own.
> > because inittab contains the line: ::restart:/linuxex, init kills all
> > running processes and exec's /linuxex
> Its not like going to runlevel 1, is it?
pseudo like. I guess. There are no runlevels in my machine
> restart, is this a special function in BB init? Could not find any info
> on this one,
> is it like a reboot? Or does it get executed everytime I starts?
I wrote my own restart. You see when I want to restart, I tell the
kernel to toggle the line that restarts the CPU. I do not want to
shutdown. I do not care about data in memory.
// Tell every USER_PROCESS we are restarting.
/* Sleep 1 second to give the message time */
/* Flush any Buffers */
// This is here to flush output on tty lines. No disk
// is concerened.
/* Take the system down */
Russ and My desgins are differernt. He may give you some comments too.
> > linuxex now runs, and is the only running process on the system, linuxex
> > is a shell script:
> > /bin/umount /tmp
> > /bin/umount /etc
> > /bin/umount /proc
> > /bin/cp /usr/sbin/flash /var
> > /bin/cp -a /dev/nftla /var/out
> > /bin/cp -a /dev/ttyS0 /var
> > cd /var
> > /bin/ln -s flash chroot
> > /bin/mkdir old
> > echo pivot root to var...
> > pivot_root . old
> > exec ./chroot . ./flash
> Why are you running chroot symlinked to flash, unless its multi
> > so now flash is the only program running, and its statiacally linked, so
> > there are no more references to the cramfs root, and it can be umounted
> > by flash. flash ten proceeds to flash the image, and reset the machine.
> > ------
> > so as you can see, there is no pseudo single user mode required, and the
> > flash image is received while the system is up and fully operational. As
> > soon as the image is received and verified, the system basically goes
> > down for a reboot, during which the new image is flashed.
> Is this done for every reboot?
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