Re: [PATCH] Implement stage 4 (execve handoff)

From: Gerrit Pape <>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 10:20:10 +0000

On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 12:01:36PM -0700, Ryan Finnie wrote:
> This patch adds stage 4, an optional stage which is run after stage 3.
> If /etc/runit/4 is found and executable, runit will execve() into it,
> giving it control of PID 1. Finnix ( uses runit
> as its init system, and uses this patch as a way to pivot root back into
> a ramdisk upon shutdown, so it may cleanly umount the union mount which
> houses runit.

Hi Ryan, I'm not sure how interesting this is for general use. It's
the first time I hear about the need for a stage 4.

And actually I wouldn't call it so, because runit no longer runs but got
replaced. Finally, when considering an updated version, documentation
is missing ;).

Regards, Gerrit.
Received on Fri Aug 01 2014 - 10:20:10 UTC

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