Degraded RAID UI (Re: Server Team 20080812 meeting minutes)

Dustin Kirkland dustin.kirkland at
Wed Aug 13 13:18:27 UTC 2008

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 7:53 AM, Ante Karamatic <ivoks at> wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:59:53 +0100
> Matt Zimmerman <mdz at> wrote:
>> It appears from that if this feature is not enabled, the system will
>> fail hard to an initramfs shell.  Instead, how about giving the user
>> the option to continue?
> Interaction on a remote server without internet connection is useless.
> This should be configurable trough installation or, at least, as an
> option in the boot loader.
> IMHO, Dustin did it just right.


ScottK brought this up in IRC...  Please see the patch.

This remains configurable.  The value will first be read from
configuration file, and then from the kernel boot parameters.

If neither of these indicate "BOOT_DEGRADED=true", then the user is
interactively prompted, just before dropping to a busy box shell.


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