switch_root - switch to another filesystem as the root of the mount tree
switch_root newroot init [arg...]
switch_root moves already mounted /proc, /dev, /sys and /run to newroot and makes newroot the new root filesystem and starts init process.
WARNING: switch_root removes recursively all files and directories on the current root filesystem.
switch_root returns 1 on failure, it never returns on success.
switch_root will fail to function if newroot is not the root of a mount. If you want to switch root into a directory that does not meet this requirement then you can first use a bind-mounting trick to turn any directory into a mount point:
mount --bind $DIR $DIR
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For bug reports, use the issue tracker at https://github.com/util-linux/util-linux/issues.
The switch_root command is part of the util-linux package which can be downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.