Yeah, but that's a big job for the future. I am root and can spin up a new
emulator instance and throw it away afterwards at very little cost (for
x86/x86-64). So it's still useful in the usual "half an eye is better than
no eye" sense.
Post by enh
Parsing file(1) output isn't a good way to determine file system type
The mount tests (which there need to be soooo many more of, there's
comments in mount.c about that) are one of the category of "tests really
needing mkroot" because:
A) Requires root to run.
B) Requires a host with known stuff on it to test
C) Hard to clean up after if it fails.
D) Can potentially hose the system badly enough to require a reboot if
it goes wrong.
The other cannonical example of this is ifconfig. :)
(Possibly it could be done with containers instead of qemu, but
insmod.test can't. And although I finally figured out how to test ps, it
requires a --bind mount over /proc after the first few simple ones.)