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

Andreas Hasenack andreas at
Wed Aug 13 13:50:56 UTC 2008

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Dustin Kirkland wrote:
> 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.
> Ante,
> 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.

What about a prompt with a timeout?

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