Debian Bug report logs - #182014
[manpages] Missing kernel boot-time option in bootparam(7)

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Package: manpages; Maintainer for manpages is Martin Schulze <>; Source for manpages is src:manpages.

Reported by: Jose Luis Domingo Lopez <>

Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 10:33:05 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Tags: confirmed, fixed-upstream, patch, upstream

Found in version 1.48-2

Fixed in version manpages/3.51-1

Done: Simon Paillard <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#182014; Package manpages. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Jose Luis Domingo Lopez <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: [manpages] Missing kernel boot-time option in bootparam(7)
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 11:23:11 +0100
Package: manpages
Version: 1.48-2
Severity: wishlist


There is a kernel boot-time option called "rootfstype" that is not
documented in bootparam(7), and should be there. I have attached a
simple description of this option, as a diff to the original manpage
for "bootparam" present in the version shown in this message header.

Keep up the good work !

--- bootparam.7 2003-02-22 11:03:55.000000000 +0100
+++ bootparam_new.7     2003-02-22 11:11:47.000000000 +0100
@@ -186,6 +186,13 @@
 /dev/sda3 is major 8, minor 3, so you could use `root=0x803' as an
+.SS "`rootfstype=...'"
+The `rootfstype' option tells the kernel to mount the root filesystem as
+if it where of the type specified. This can be useful (for example) to
+mount an ext3 filesystem as ext2 and then remove the journal in the root
+filesystem, in fact reverting its format from ext3 to ext2 without the
+need to boot the box from alternate media.
 .SS "`ro' and `rw'"
 The `ro' option tells the kernel to mount the root filesystem

José Luis Domingo López
Linux Registered User #189436     Debian Linux Sid (Linux 2.4.20-xfsip)

Tags added: patch Request was from Justin Pryzby <> to Full text and rfc822 format available.

Tags added: upstream Request was from Justin Pryzby <> to Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) confirmed. Request was from Simon Paillard <> to (Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:39:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) fixed-upstream. Request was from Simon Paillard <> to (Sun, 19 May 2013 14:12:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Simon Paillard <> to (Sun, 19 May 2013 14:12:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug acknowledged by developer. (Thu, 23 May 2013 22:51:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #20 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Simon Paillard <>
Subject: Bug#182014: fixed in manpages 3.51-1
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 22:48:40 +0000
Source: manpages
Source-Version: 3.51-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
manpages, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Simon Paillard <> (supplier of updated manpages package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 23:05:10 +0200
Source: manpages
Binary: manpages manpages-dev
Architecture: source all
Version: 3.51-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Martin Schulze <>
Changed-By: Simon Paillard <>
 manpages   - Manual pages about using a GNU/Linux system
 manpages-dev - Manual pages about using GNU/Linux for development
Closes: 182014 235967 533232 542601 553413 575077 578178 620746 674034 676264 692136 699387 700529 704787 705293
 manpages (3.51-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * Imported Upstream version 3.51:
     . new manpages: kcmp.3 s390_runtime_instr.2 if_freenameindex.3
       if_indextoname.3 if_nameindex.3 if_nametoindex.3 (Closes: #235967)
       perf_event_open.2 getcontext.3 getdtablesize.3 pthread_getname_np.3
       pthread_setname_np.3 setcontext.3 sln.8
       fattach.2 fdetach.2 getmsg.2 getunwind.2 isastream.2
       perfmonctl.2 putmsg.2 nss.5
     . ttyname.3: Fix confused text in ERRORS (Closes: #676264)
     . proc.5: Add field numbers for (Closes: #553413)
     . read.2: Remove crufty text about O_NONBLOCK on files (Closes: #700529)
     . read.2: Clarify interaction of count==0 and error check (Closes: #533232)
     . getpeername.2: Clarify semantics of getpeername() for datagram
       sockets (Closes: #674034)
     . mmap.2: Some 'flags' values require a feature test macro to be
       defined (Closes: #542601)
     . resolver.3, resolv.conf.5: RES_DEBUG is only available if glibc is
       compiled with debug support (Closes: #692136)
     . stdarg.3: Describe va_copy() (Closes: #575077)
     . futimes.3: ERRORS: Add ENOSYS for lutimes() (Closes: #620746)
     . units.7: units should use an actual µ (Closes: #704787)
     . access.2: Clarify RETURN VALUE for F_OK (Closes: #705293)
     . resolv.conf.5: Document "single-request-reopen" option (Closes: #699387)
     . bootparam.7: Document 'rootfstype' option (Closes: #182014)
     . ioperm.2: Linux 2.6.8 lifted the port limit to 65,536 (Closes: #578178)
   * d/rules: build-{arch,indep} as required by policy 3.9.4
   * lintian overrides: FSSTND-dir-in-manual-page are alternate path
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