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CONFIG_INIT_FALLBACK: Fall back to defaults if init= parameter is bad

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_INIT_FALLBACK:

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If enabled, the kernel will try the default init binaries if an explicit request from the init= parameter fails.

This can have unexpected effects. For example, booting with init=/sbin/kiosk_app will run /sbin/init or even /bin/sh if /sbin/kiosk_app cannot be executed.

The default value of Y is consistent with historical behavior. Selecting N is likely to be more appropriate for most uses, especially on kiosks and on kernels that are intended to be run under the control of a script.



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